BAS 340 : Applied Financial Management

An introduction to the application of financial management principles. Includes the analysis of financial statements for planning and control, cash and capital budgeting, risk and return, capital structure, and financing the short- and long-term requirements of the firm. Students will apply basic tools and techniques used to value a firm and evaluate and fund prospective investment opportunities. This class will include students from multiple sections.  Prerequisite: BAS 301 or permission of instructor.

Course Outcomes

  1. Define the differences between accounting and finance.
  2. Use financial statement analysis to create business strategic plans.
  3. Define and explain basic finance concepts, principles, terminology, and techniques.
  4. Identify the primary goals of financial management and the firm.
  5. Calculate financial values based on the concept and techniques of the time value of money.
  6. Apply present value concepts to value a business and evaluate potential capital investments.
  7. Describe the factors that influence the cost of money.
  8. Describe working capital management policies.
  9. Identify incremental cash flows for capital budgeting decisions.
  10. Describe the meaning and measurement of risk and return.
  11. Define short-term finance strategies to meet company objectives.
  12. Describe the different kinds of financing available to a company.
  13. Demonstrate competency in excel to create a budget of financial and cash forecasting.
  14. Demonstrate competency in the use of capital assessment tools.
  15. Demonstrate research and writing skills in a research paper.