District Syllabus
Financial Management

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ACG3024 Accounting For Non-Financial Majors
ACG2021 Financial Accounting Principles
ACG2001 Accounting I And
ACG2011 Accounting II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
An introductory course in managerial finance in which the student 
should attain a clear, basic understanding of the fundamentals of 
finance and their associations to the decision-making framework 
faced by a financial manager who is charged with maximizing 
shareholder's wealth.  Topics include financial management analysis, 
financial planning and forecasting, time value of money, risk and 
rates of return, asset valuation, capital budgeting, capital 
structure, dividend policy, and working capital management.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Besley and Brigham. CFIN3, 3rd ed., South-Western Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN: 1133905161
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program students will:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of laws and ethics relevant to a business setting.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of strategies of effective organizational management.
  3. Communicate professionally.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of leadership theories.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of financial and accounting management.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will 
demonstrate the ability to:
1. Distinguish between the general areas of finance including 
financial markets and institutions, investment financial services, 
and managerial finance.
2. Utilize various ratios in the analysis of financial statements.
3. Apply financial management techiques in a consumer oriented, 
globally competitive environment.
4. Identify characteristics of asset, debt, and equity.
5. Apply financial concepts for the valuation of assets, debt, and 
6. Understand the implications of various financial management 
decisions on the value of the firm as well as the effects on profit 
risk and volatility.
7. Apply a variety of analytical tools in the financial management 
decision-making processes.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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