Financial statement analysis, financial planning, sources of financing, working capital management, risk and return, and valuation.
For nonmanagement majors. Please note that the accounting prerequisite (or the equivalent) is a must! This course will be very hard to pass without it. A business calculator is required for this course (HP-10B/TI BAII+ or equivalent / better).
Prerequisite: 
ACC 200 (Principles of Accounting) or equivalent.
Course Outline: 
  1. An Introduction to Finance: Finance Fields, Careers, and the Big Picture
  2. Accounting and Financial Statement Review: A Finance Perspective
  3. Ratio Analysis: Financial Statement Analysis and Free Cash Flows
  4. Financial Forecasting: Pro Forma Statements and Cash Budgets
  5. The Time Value of Money: Compounding and Discounting
  6. Bond Valuation: Fixed Income Analysis
  7. Stock Valuation: Understanding Equity
  8. Capital Budgeting Decision Criteria: Payback, NPV, and IRR
  9. The Cost of Capital: WACC Attack
  10. Leverage: The Two-Edged Sword
  11. Risk and Return: The Key Trade-Off
  12. Capital Budgeting: Cash Flows and Other Topics
  13. Firm Valuation: Valuing the Whole Enchilada
  14. Entrepreneurial Finance: A New Perspective
  15. Personal Finance: Applications for Everyday Life
  16. Microfinance: Using Capitalism to Alleviate Poverty