Small Business Finance and Quantitative Methods
NEW! Last Updated: 02/08/2010
Faculty: Allen StandingBear Jenkins business, finance, management, and quantitative methods
Major areas of study include business finance and quantitative methods for business.
Class Standing: No restrictions.
Note: This 8-credit program will meet from 5:30-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. First class meets in in LIB 1412.
This program assumes no prior background in finance or quantitative methods. It will cover the analysis of financial statements and the use of ratio analysis to interpret how well a company has performed, operational levers that affect company performance, and the cost of raising money (cost of capital) in the debt markets and in the equity (stock) markets. The program endeavors to engender financial intelligence, and quantitative reasoning using everyday business situations (case studies) as a way to uncover what is real, to "look through" nicely ordered numbers for clues to potential problems, and to interpret and convey financial data clearly, concisely, and accurately. Excel will be used for assignments to keep the complexities of calculation from being an impediment to learning and to allow students to concentrate on analytical thinking. The course will provide tools to guide understanding of "what the numbers really mean"—the essentials of finance for small business and entrepreneurial managers.
Credits: 8 per quarter
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in business, finance, and management.
|February 8th, 2010||CRN added.|