ACCT230 Financial Management
Department of Business and Innovation: Accounting
- I. Course Number and Title
- ACCT230 Financial Management
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- ACCT105 (C or better) or permission of the Department of Business Studies
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course examines the financial methods and techniques for a business. Analysis emphasizes problems of financial management, internal financial planning and analysis, short-term, intermediate, and long-term financial needs, conflict between profitability and solvency, and financial instruments and markets.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an understanding of the goals and objectives of financial management as they relate to decision making and risk management;
- examine basic accounting principles as they relate to financial management focusing on financial analysis and planning; and
- evaluate a firm’s financing process and the various techniques used to analyze the firm’s financing mix focusing on working capital management, capital budgeting and long-term financing.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- the role of managerial finance
- the financial market environment
- financial statements and ratio analysis
- cash flows and financial planning
- time value of money
- capital budgeting techniques
- capital budgeting, cash flows, and risk refinements
- leverage and capital structure
- payout policy
- working capital and current assets management
- current liabilities management
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals may be based on discussions, homework, quizzes, exams, assignments, papers, performance based tasks and projects, and/or instructor evaluation.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus for required textbook and any related materials.
Review/Approval Date - 4/99; Revised 12/2011; New Core 8/2015