Finance is for “Non-financial Managers” who want to understand key financial principles and apply them in a real-world context. Over the course of the program window, you will work your way through a series of nine modules that move from understanding basic financial principles to applying financial analysis and ratios to drive decisions. In addition, each module is capped with an ending self-evaluation to ensure that you have absorbed the following key learning objectives:
+ Understand the language associated with finance
+ Know how and when to use financial terms and analysis techniques
+ Read and assess company performance using financial statements
+ Recognize the link between organizational strategy and financial objectives
+ Use "the numbers" to your best advantage to make more informed decisions
-This module will introduce the professor and provide an overview of the course.
Financial Statement Basics
-This module will provide an overview of Financial Statements.
Financial Statement Manipulation
-This module will teach the "How-to"s for common sizing and other techniques for the manipulation of financial documents.
Financial Statement Analysis
-This module will explain ratio analysis.
-This module will discuss effective tax rates, valuation ratios, and management of assets.
Time Value of Money
-This module will teach the time value of money.
Investment Decision Techniques
-This module will demonstrate a variety of investment decision techniques.
Cost of Capital and Risk Management
-This module will teach cost of capital, including weighted average cost of capital, and risk management
-This module will review at a high level various components of the course.
Lisa Voss completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is geared to non-financial managers, but it would be helpful to have some appreciation and understanding of basic finance principles. The professor teaches at a good pace and explains everything well. The video quality was poor and made it difficult to see the examples and follow along with how to do the calculations.