Managerial Finance reinforces and builds on the material covered in the core finance course, Financial Management and Policies, and is considered a capstone finance course for those seeking careers in fields outside of finance, such as general management, consulting, marketing, operations, or entrepreneurship. The course is designed to solidify core concepts and skills in financial management and maintains a tone that makes it approachable to all students, regardless of their background in finance. Course content includes such topics as financial performance evaluation, short-term finance and planning, receivable collection policy and credit terms, corporate governance, management compensation, option pricing basics, leasing, strategic planning, and investment analysis for nonprofits. Students may enroll in either the Managerial Finance course or the Valuation in Financial Markets course but not both. Because Valuation in Financial Markets is a prerequisite for some finance electives, enrollment in Managerial Finance precludes students from enrolling in these electives.
Academic Course Objectives
· To solidify core skills in financial management for those students seeking careers in fields outside of finance.
· To reinforce and build on the material covered in the core finance course, Financial Management and Policies.
· To maintain a tone that emphasizes conceptual rigor over technical rigor and is approachable to all students, regardless of their background in finance.
Elements of the Course Grade
· Class contribution 25%
· Course project 25%
· Final exam 50%