Financial Management

Course Number: BA 222
Transcript Title: Financial Management
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 26, 2019
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


WR 121, MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores, BA 101, BA 104, BA 212.

Course Description

Explores basic financial concepts and practices and includes analysis of company resources, types and sources of financing, forecasting and planning methods, and the roles of the money and capital markets.  Prerequisites: WR 121, MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores, BA 101, BA 104, BA 212. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply an understanding of the overall role and importance of the finance function.
  2. Apply basic finance management knowledge.
  3. Communicate effectively using standard business terminology and methods.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At least two of the following measures are to be used:

  • Attendance and participation
  • Portfolio of completed and corrected homework problems
  • Presentation(s)
  • Individual or group projects
  • Completion of assessment or certification-style examinations
  • Business Model or Business Game
  • Practice Set(s)
  • Case Study (ies)
  • Research paper(s)
  • Book report(s)
  • Written paper
  • Quiz(zes)
  • Exam(s)

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Planning
  • The financial environment
  • Financial Statement analysis
  • Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
  • Working Capital
  • Short Term financing
  • Time Value of Money
  • Risk and Return
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Investment Banking
  • Long Term financing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Written and Oral Communications
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Demonstrate understanding of the finance function
  • Demonstrate understanding of the goals of the finance manager
  • Identify the basic financial environment and institutions
  • Perform analytical reviews of financial results, proposals, and plans
  • Identify funding sources, instruments, and markets.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the value of money over time and its uses
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a basic financial vocabulary
  • Recognize the importance of ethics