Utilize the terminology and math used in time value of money calculations.
Perform standard TVM calculations in a spreadsheet.
Identify how business performance is measured by managers.
List the basic types of debt and equity.
Perform basic calculations to show those values.
Utilize the terminology and math used to value business and cash flows.
Perform a basic discounted cash flow valuation in a spreadsheet.
Identify the relationship between interest rates and risk.
Finance Fundamental Course Topics
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.
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 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.
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.