Financial Management of the Firm

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Course Description:
This course is a study of financial decision making in the corporate form of enterprise, through an analysis of the sources and uses of funds. Emphasis is placed on working capital management; capital budgeting techniques; short and long term financing; and capital structure and the value of the firm.

Course Details


ACG 2071




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Brigham. Fundamentals of Financial Management: Concise, 11th ed., Cengage, 2022. ISBN: 9780357517741.

Cengage Unlimited:

1-semester subscription: ISBN 9780357700006

1-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700013

2-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700020




Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:   

  • An Overview of Managerial Finance   
  • Analysis of Financial Statements   
  • The Financial Environment: Markets, Institutions, and Investment Banking   
  • Time Value of Money   
  • The Cost of Money (Interest Rates)   
  • Bonds (Debt)--Characteristics and Valuation   
  • Stocks (Equity)--Characteristics and Valuation   
  • Risk and Rates of Return   
  • Capital Budgeting Techniques   
  • Project Cash Flows and Risk 
  • The Cost of Capital   
  • Capital Structure   
  • Distribution of Retained Earnings: Dividends and Stock Repurchases   
  • Working Capital Policy    
  • Managing Short-Term Assets   
  • Managing Short-Term Liabilities (Financing)


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree Learning Outcomes:  

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.   

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today’s global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses. 

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.  

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Propose the Implications of Different forms of Business organizations

Support the knowledge to apply basic financial ratios to financial statements and interpret the financial condition of companies

Contrast applied concepts between Accounting Value, Fair Market Value and Tax Value of various assets

Appraise the basics in relation to planning and managing capital budgets, capital structures and forms of business structures

Support a working knowledge of the “Time Value of Money”, and the use of financial formulas to determine the best use of capital

Evaluate the impact of cash flows and when cash flow does and does not relate to probability

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5  

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5        

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5        

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5        

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Tests, Homework, Quizzes



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend and participate in class regularly
  • Read all assigned material before class
  • Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product
  • Participate in discussions
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy
  • All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure

 The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Quizzes, up to 40%
  • Test (includes midterm nad final), up to 60%
  • Assignments, Projects and/or Labs, up to 40%
  • Participation, up to 20%

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

Academic Honesty: Do not attempt to get assistance on exams from any other individual; or to complete assignments or gain answers for quiz questions or assignments dishonestly. Please refer to the Chipola College Catalog and the Chipola College Student Handbook for information on the Academic Honor Code and the Academic Honor Code – Consequences. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation on assignments, quizzes and/or exams.


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