The Financial Markets
and Interest Rates
Describe key components of the U.S.
financial market system and the
financing of business.
Understand how funds are raised in
the capital markets.
Be acquainted with recent ra
a Firm s Financial
Explain the purpose and importance of
Calculate and use a comprehensive set of
measurements to evaluate a companys
Describe the limitations of financi
and Cash Flows
Compute a companys profits as
reflected by its income statement.
Determine a firms financial position
at a point in time based on its
Measure a companys cash fl
An Introduction to the
Foundations of Financial
Identify the goal of the firm.
Understand the basic principles of finance, their
importance, and the importance of ethics and
Describe the role of finance in b