A study of the financial forms of business organization, with special attention to the corporation and its advantages and disadvantages; capital stocks and bonds; budgeting; dividend policy; failure and reorganization; financial accounting; and cash flows.
This course introduces the student to the role of the corporate finance manager in both raising and using funds. It highlights the usefulness of knowing tax, law, accounting, investment principles, and the mathematics of finance.
ACCT 212 and MATH 201 or BUSI 230; Junior status
II. Required Resource Purchase
Block, S., Hirt, G., & Danielsen, B. (2014). Foundations of Financial Management with Connect Plus (15th ed.) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9781259213236.
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III. Additional Materials for Learning
A. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
B. Internet access (broadband recommended)
C. Microsoft Word
(Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.)
D. Financial Calculator
It is strongly recommended that the student have access to a financial calculator that is capable of TVM (time-value of money), NPV (net-present value), and IRR (internal rate of return) calculations. The Texas Instrument BA II Plus series is an excellent solution.
IV. Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
A. Interpret and analyze financial statements for the measurement of liquidity, profitability, financial structure risk exposure, and other aspects of financial condition by analyzing corporate financial documents of actual or stimulated companies and