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Corporate Financial Management Certificate {18-19}

Certificate in Corporate Financial Management

Description
The Corporate Financial Management Certificate Program will consist of three courses taught within the School of Business department's Finance Major.

Admission Requirements

FINC 340 Financial Management or the permission of the instructor

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply Net Present Value and other investment criteria.
  • Evaluate capital budgeting proposals by generating pro forma financial statements and cash flows.
  • Apply the capital asset pricing model to estimate required return on investments.
  • Estimate the cost of capital for a corporation.
  • Evaluate effects of alternative capital structure proposals.
  • Evaluate effects of alternative dividend policies.
  • Evaluate corporate finance problems in value creation, financial modeling, cost of capital, capital budgeting, initial public offering, capital structure, risk management, financing alternatives and restructuring through cases.
  • Identify the best course of action given constraints and defend the course chosen.
  • Prepare case reports.
  • Understand what makes entrepreneurial finance different from Corporate Finance.
  • Consider the minimum financial aspects to incorporate in a business plan and understand that the financial plan is a dynamic tool to monitor the value and risk of the business.
  • Understand how the timing of searching for external capital affects the potential ownership share of the entrepreneur.
  • Consider the effects of the (1) high ownership concentration in the hands of the entrepreneur and (2) the difficult of forecasting expected financial performance, in the valuation process of the business or venture.
  • Understand valuation from the entrepreneur’s and investor’s perspective and why these two values are going to be different. 

Core Requirements ( 9 credits )

FINC 441 Advanced Financial Management (3)
FINC 446 Financial Decision Making (3)
FINC 450 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)