An important resource for decision making is financial information and it is important for managers to be able to interpret, analyse and evaluate this information effectively.
Throughout this course students will develop skills in evaluating the overall management of working capital, and the appropriate sources of finance for particular situations. In addition they will gain skills in appraising capital investment through the use of appropriate methods, and prepare budgets for use in the control and evaluation of organizational performance. The results of all this work is eventually communicated in an appropriate form to all interested parties.
The course consists of one multiple choice quiz carrying a weight of 100% towards the final course grade. In order to successfully complete the course and obtain your certificate you need to achieve an overall grade of 50% or above at the quiz.
Week 1: Overview of Financial Management and Financial Forecasting
An Overview of Financial Management
Financial Statement and Analysis
Financial Forecasting and Planning
Week 2: Risk, Rates of Return and CAPM
Risk and Rates of Return
Portfolio Mathematics and CAPM
Week 3: Capital Budgeting, Bonds and Stock
Capital Budgeting Techniques and Appraising Investment Opportunities
Financing a Business: Bonds
Financing a Business: Shares/Stock
Week 4: Cost of Capital and Decision Making, Dividend Policy
Cost of Capital and Capital Structure Decisions
Dividend Policy Decisions
A certificate will be issued upon completion of the course.