This course examines the financial and accounting reports that aid managers in making business decisions. In doing so, this course covers issues such as long- and short-term budgeting, key financial statements, the role of the outside auditor, reporting financial information, and valuation of assets and equities.
- Evaluate the purposes and goals of financial management.
- Analyze problems and make decisions that are similar in scope and complexity as those in the real world.
- Compare and contrast finance from closely related disciplines of economics and accounting and describe the primary function of the financial managers.
- Apply key financial concepts such as assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, and the accounting equation.
- Use financial terms and concepts: for example, revenue, expenses, net income, debit, credit, journal, and ledger.
- Analyze the stockholders report and basic financial statements including income, balance sheet, retained earning statement and sources and uses of cash.
- Prepare financial statements from accounting sources.
- Apply the concepts related to evaluation of assets and equities.
- Compare and contrast depreciation methods and their effect on cash flows, earnings, and taxes.
- Apply fundamentals of corporate taxation and the role of finance.
- Perform calculations for managerial weighted after-tax cost of capital.
- Evaluate capital budgeting projects using the payback, net present value and internal rate of return methods.
- Calculate the component costs of the firms capital structure as well as determine the overall cost of capital.
- Compare and contrast possible sources of long-term capital and selection of an optimal mix to meet the firm’s financial needs.
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