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Financial Analysis (BUS 650)

Term: 2013-2014 Academic Year Spring Term

Faculty

Kathryn Jo Morrison
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Financial Analysis begins with a concentration on the theory and application of the time value of money. This includes practical application to financial decisions and value maximization. A study of cash flow management provides students with an understanding of the process of monitoring, analyzing, and adjusting business' cash flows. Students will learn the fundamental tools of cash inflows and outflows, perform cash flow analysis, and use cash flow forecasting techniques to develop strategies that will maintain adequate cash flow for a business. The section on operational risk analysis teaches an understanding of the planning process used to determine whether an organization's long term investments such as new machinery, new products, or research and development projects are worth pursuing. Students will analyze formal methods used in capital budgeting, such as the payback method, internal rate of return, and use of the net present value method. The cost of and access to capital an