Course Information

Course No:  643920

Course Name:  Financial Concepts and Tools for Managers

Field of Study:    Finance

Course Description:  

Finance involves obtaining, using, and managing funds to achieve the company’s financial objectives (e.g., maximization of shareholder value). The course emphasizes and develops an understanding of financial concepts, tools, strategies, and major decision areas related to the financial management of the business. This course is directed toward the businessperson who must have financial knowledge but has not recently had training in finance.

Topics include a broad overview of business types and formation, funding, capital markets, tax planning, budgeting, financial statement and analysis and many other aspects of running a business. Many subjects are discussed with the intention of providing the business person with a quick introduction to commonly used business terms and requirements.

Learning objectives: After completing this section, you should be able to:

  • Identify the influence and concerns of financial managers.
  • Identify depreciation methods and tax deductions.
  • Differentiate between several financial analysis ratios.
  • Calculate return on investment.
  • Identify the different types of budgets an organization might need, and the steps required in projecting external financial needs.
  • Recognize the different ways to improve cash management.
  • Recognize different methods for measuring risk.
  • Identify the relationship between bond price and interest rates.
  • Recognize the concept of time value of money.
  • Recognize various evaluation methods for capital budgeting.
  • Recognize steps in the lease versus purchase decision.
  • Identify the relative costs associated with using different types of capital.
  • Distinguish between the different objectives for dividend policies.
  • Recognize different financing strategies.
  • Recognize a characteristic of intermediate-term bank loans.
  • Identify the characteristics of different types of long-term debt, and the associated risks.
  • Identify different purchase and sales processes for securities.
  • Differentiate between different types of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Recognize the uses and benefits of business combinations.
  • Recognize the characteristics of a tender offer.
  • Recognize different techniques for assigning risk to companies.

Course Material: Online Material

Program level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advance preparation: None

Type of delivery method: QAS Self-study

Recommended CPE credits:   6.0

Final examination expiration date:   The program participant will have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course and final examination.