BUS 3301: Financial Management


Bridges financial management with corporate finance. Students apply financial data for use in decision-making by applying financial theory to problems faced by commercial enterprises. Introduces students to basic financial theory, financial forecasting, time value of money techniques, and risk analysis. Other areas covered involve analyzing financial statements with ratios, valuing securities, capital budgeting, and calculating weighted average cost of capital.


  1. Explain foundational finance theories.
  2. Analyze a financial forecast using relevant data.
  3. Apply time value of money techniques to various valuation and budgeting problems.
  4. Apply measures of risk in financial analysis.
  5. Prepare preliminary financial statements and ratio analyses.
  6. Evaluate stock and bond valuation.
  7. Perform a capital budgeting analysis.
  8. Calculate weighted average cost of capital used in capital budgeting analysis.


  1. BUS 2201
  2. BUS 3620


Introduction to finance: Markets, investments, and financial management (Rev: 17th ed.)

Publisher: Wiley (2020)
Author: Melicher, R. W., & Norton, E. A.
ISBN: 9781119561170
Price: (No information available)

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