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Course Number: 91-855

Financial Management

Units: 12

Financial Management will present the necessary tools required to objectively approach and solve financial problems. The course facilitates the student's ability to synthesize and incorporate the presented tools as well as other academic and professional experiences into a standard yet flexible model for solving financial management problems. This course will discuss and teach the tools required to objectively make: capital budgeting, capital structure and working capital decisions. Through case studies, lectures, videos, readings and exams, students learn the basic concepts and how to apply them in financial decision making. As the course progresses, new topics and skills are integrated into a more sophisticated framework of financial understanding. Students develop and evaluate standard techniques such as:

Cash Flow Identity, Ratio and DuPont analyses
Internal and External Financing (and the EFN model)
Discounted cash flow valuation models, Capital budgeting, and Pro forma statements
Stock & Bond Valuation
Security Market Line and Weighted Avg. Cost of Capital
Short and Long Term funding sources and Working Capital Management
In accordance with the Heinz School's non-profit and governmental focus, relevant topics presenting the dichotomy of for-profit versus social goals will be used to provide in-class discussion. Short videos will present real-life discussion topics relating to financial management goals and decisions and their socio-economic impacts. Students will have the opportunity to identify constraints, formulate and synthesize alternatives, and present solutions that maximize the resources of stakeholders.

Syllabus

Faculty:
Robert Bartolacci
Tiong Kiong Lim