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This course introduces, discusses, and analyzes financial issues facing diverse organizations in today’s business environment.  Included is examination of various financial areas: types of organizations; sources of capital; capital management; financial statement analysis; time value of money; risk management; and asset valuation.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Identify the various forms of business entities and the different ways of financing them.
  2. Analyze the financial reporting requirements of diverse entities.
  3. Apply the principles of managing current assets and current liabilities.
  4. Assess the existence of management problems and/or opportunities through analysis of financial statements and making industry comparisons.
  5. Compute present values and use them in financial decision making.
  6. Analyze relevant issues present in the larger economic environment.
  7. Identify the characteristics and impact of ethical behavior by organizations.
  8. Outline the risk management strategies for organizations.

Find out more about the curriculum of an online master's program at Saint Mary’s University. Call us at 877-308-9954 or request more information today.