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This course covers certain topics related to business finance, such as how to forecast and budget for the next year, how to finance the business and how to manage cash, receivables, and inventories. This course explains how finance measures value in terms of future and present values. The course also risk and return concepts, outlines how investments are evaluated, and explains techniques for managing the capital structure of a company. This course is designed for anyone seeking a good overall understanding of business finance including the application of concepts to long-term investments.


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  • Distinguish accounting from finance in terms of its focus or goals
  • Decompose different markets that make up the broader financial market
  • Identify five important truth’s related to finance
  • Compare and contrast the Liquidity Preference as it relates to investors
  • Recognize how a Yield Curve will change in relation to time and interest rates
Chapter 2 – Financial Planning and Forecasting After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Initiate the forecasting process
  • Apply the percentage of sales method to forecasting
  • Distinguish the two main costs in a forecasted Income Statement
  • Relate a sales forecast to changes in current assets
  • Calculate the External Financing Needs of a company per the Pro Forma Balance Sheet
  • Calculate the External Financing Needs based on three critical changes
  • Organize and report a Sales Budget in the form of a simple table
  • Calculate cash receipts from accounts receivable collections
  • Calculate and present the Production Budget in terms of a table
  • Forecast material and labour costs
Chapter 3 – Managing Working Capital After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Distinguish the components that makeup working capital
  • Determine the minimal cash balance you should carry in a business
  • Identify the two important strategies for managing cash
  • Calculate the minimal level of cash using the Baumol Formula
  • Identify important control practices for managing your accounts receivable
  • Calculate your investment in receivables
  • Calculate the Economic Order Quantity for your inventories
  • Calculate the Re-Order Levels for inventories
  • Segment your inventories into three groups
  • Recognize the key components that comprise a Supply Chain
Chapter 4 – Short Term Financing After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Apply for Trade Credit as a means of immediate financing
  • Calculate the Annual Financing Cost of Ordinary and Discounted Loans
  • Distinguish how financing costs change when a compensating balance is involved
  • Identify two ways you can use accounts receivable for financing
  • Identify three ways you can finance inventories
Chapter 5 – Intermediate and Long Term Financing After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast the relationships between risks and levels of debt and equity as it relates to financing
  • Apply Annuity Tables for discounting loans
  • Calculate monthly loan payments using the Present Value of Interest Factor of Annuity
  • Identify two forms of financing equipment
  • Identify two approaches to leasing arrangements
  • Calculate annual lease payments
  • Identify six factors to consider when taking on long term debt
  • Distinguish unique challenges related to equity financing in contrast to debt financing
  • Calculate Cost of Equity using the Capital Asset Pricing Model
Chapter 6 – Time Value of Money After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Calculate the Future Amount of a present amount given a specified rate and time period
  • Calculate the Present Amount of a future amount given a specified rate and time period
  • Calculate the Future Amount of an Annuity given a specified rate and time period
  • Calculate the Present Amount of an Annuity given a specified rate and time period
  • Recognize the four principle tables commonly used in discounting
Chapter 7 – Risk Return Concepts After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Distinguish expected rates of return from a risk-free rate of return
  • Express risk using standard deviation
  • Apply diversification to a portfolio of investments
  • Apply Beta Coefficients for assessing risk with publicly traded companies
  • Distinguish the relationship of risk as it relates to the Coefficient of Variation
  • Recognize different risk premiums that investors may include in arriving at their rates of return
  • Differentiate between Unsystematic Risk and Systematic Risk
Chapter 7 – Managing Risk with Derivatives After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Apply the use Future Contracts in managing the risk of price changes
  • Differentiate Hedging from Speculation as it relates to risk management
  • Recognize how Arbitrage is used in global markets
  • Recognize how Options are used to buy and sell arrangements
  • Identify different approaches used for valuing options
  • Apply Interest Rate Swaps and Currency Swaps for reducing risks
Chapter 9 – Long Term Investing After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Identify the three major activities associated with portfolio management
  • Identify nine major steps for conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Identify costs that should be excluded from your cost-benefit analysis
  • Formulate one or more approaches for estimating costs
  • Interpret different types of benefits that you may want to include in your cost-benefit analysis
  • Devise a process by which you can risk adjust your cost estimate
  • Interpret different risk-adjusted values based on confidence intervals
  • Identify three important economic indicators for evaluating long term investments
Chapter 10 – Capital Structure and Risk After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Evaluate your capital structure in terms of minimizing your costs and how it impacts earnings
  • Calculate your degree of operating leverage (DOL)
  • Calculate your degree of financial leverage (DFL)
  • Calculate breakeven sales volume and dollars
Chapter 11 – Optimal Capital Structure After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Apply three ratios for measuring risks – Debt to Assets, Equity to Assets, and Debt to Equity
  • Identify three important factors associated with calculating the Cost of Equity
  • Apply the Hamada Equation in calculating the Cost of Equity
  • Devise an appropriate approach for finding the Minimal Weighted Average Cost of Capital in relation to the market value of a company
Chapter 12 – Private Capital After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Distinguish public capital markets from private capital markets
  • Identify seven different channels for transferring private ownership
  • Identify four levels of valuation by the percentage of ownership
  • Identify two important timing issues for cashing out of a private company
  • Identify three sources of private equity

Course Curriculum

    • Introductory Concepts (FCF) 00:30:00
    • Financial Planning and Forecasting (FCF) 00:45:00
    • Managing Working Capital (FCF) 02:00:00
    • Short Term Financing (FCF) 01:00:00
    • Intermediate and Longterm Financing (FCF) 01:40:00
    • Time Value of Money (FCF) 01:00:00
    • Risk Return Concepts (FCF) 01:20:00
    • Managing Risk with Derivatives (FCF) 00:45:00
    • Capital Investments (FCF) 02:00:00
    • Capital Structure and Risk (FCF) 01:10:00
    • Optimal Capital Structure (FCF) 01:30:00
    • Private Capital (FCF) 01:30:00
    • PVT Tables (FCF) 00:00:00
    • Corporate Finance (CT) Test 02:00:00

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