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ADM 474 Syllabus - ADM474 Managerial Finance SYLLABUS...

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ADM474 Managerial Finance 3/7/09 SYLLABUS SYLLABUS Managerial Fina Managerial Fina nce nce INTRODUCTION This course is an overview of the fundamentals of financial administration emphasizing the development of the issues and techniques involved in the cost of capital, capital budgeting, cash budgeting, working capital management, and long-term sources and uses of funds. COURSE OVERVIEW The intent and focus of this class is to take the basic accounting information acquired from prior learning sessions and raise that knowledge to a higher level of financial awareness. The intention is to provide financial and analytical skills that will support the managerial decision making process. During the learning process, a blend of traditional and contemporary financial management philosophy will be presented to the student. The student will be given the opportunity to evaluate and then apply these concepts to current business situations utilizing the case study approach. You need not have a professional accounting or financial background to succeed in this class. However, prior courses in accounting are essential to understanding and interpreting the theories presented. Analytical skills as well as writing skills will be required and will be part of the grading process.
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ADM474 Managerial Finance 3/7/09 COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following: 1. Read, comprehend, and analyze financial statements and understand their relevance to business decision-making. 2. Describe the accounting and finance functions within the business organization. 3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the terminology associated with finance and use this terminology in the business setting. 4. Describe the planning tools of forecasting and budgeting and recognize their applications. 5. Describe the concept known as "the time value of money" and its importance to financial decision-making. 6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the capital budgeting process and how long-term investment decisions are made. This includes the ability to integrate time value of money and risk/return considerations into capital investment decisions.
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