A treatment of the theory and practice of financial decision making in the firm, with emphasis on the practical application of financial analysis, the course is based on the principle that a firm should be managed to increase the wealth of its shareholders. The target audience is managers, at all levels and in all functional areas. Beginning with an overview of financial analysis, the course topics include financial management, capital investment decisions, financing decisions, and managing for value creation. Importance is placed on the concept of the time value of money. A firm is an ongoing concern. Financial decisions and the value of a firm must be evaluated in terms of the sequencing and amount of the cash flows generated.
One of the primary objectives of this course is to provide managers, or those aspiring to that level, with the understanding required to manage the financial decision making process effectively. Understanding the operations of a firm or a specific capital project from a financial perspective is critical to being a well-rounded manager.
II. Required Resource Purchase
Brealey, R. A., & Myers, S. C., & Marcus, A. J. (2011). Fundamentals of corporate finance with Connect Plus (7th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-7596118. Disclaimer: The above resource provides information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in the resource. III. Additional Materials for Learning
A. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
B. Internet access (broadband recommended)
C. Microsoft Word
(Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.) IV. Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able...
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