Topic #1: The Time Value of Money
The primary goal of studying Finance is to plan for and predict the future from a monetary perspective. Both individuals and businesses need to plan for their financial future, and to do that they need to understand how money works in the short and long term. Our topic on the time value of money introduces the basics so students will learn how businesses make money work for them.
Topic #2: Measuring Business Performance
Once you understand how money works the next step is to assess how well it's working for a company or individual. Borrowing some knowledge from the world of Accounting, we can analyze financial statements and ratios to assess financial performance.
Topic #3: Debt and Equity
Topic 3 of our Finance course focuses on debt and equity, or in other words the lack of value and presence of value. Effectively managing debt and equity are vital to financial wellbeing, and this topic will introduce students to the tools that help with this management such as loans, bonds, stock, and more.
Topic #4: How Managers Value Businesses
Our discussion of Finance concludes with valuation and how to determine what a business' actual value is. From discounted cash flows to interest rates and risk, this final topic will prepare students to analyze and value the financial position of a business.