Business and Economics

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Principles of Finance (FIN-101)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

August 2018 - Present.

Subject Area:
Business and Economics

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: articulate principles relevant to finance and valuations; calculate the time value of money, including the present and future values of cash and cash flow streams; describe the effects of interest rates on valuation of many different financial products; assess the theoretical values of stocks and bonds based on various school of thought, formulas and projections; explain the effect of risk on stock and bond valuations; engage in the process of capital budgeting; and apply cost of capital principles and those of the capital asset pricing model.

This course introduces students to principles relevant to finance, budgeting, interest rates, present values and securities valuation. Major topics include: quantitative and technological tools used in finance; how firms make decisions in financial management issues; strategies for pricing financial assets and how firms manage financial capital in the short and long term.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Finance, Accounting, Business, or Business Administration (8/18).