Who should attend
This course is crucial for managers without a significant financial background who are charged with project planning, purchasing decisions, and planning capital budgeting projects. It's for non-financial managers and people who are in a position to need to speak the language of finance and corporate accounting.
About the course
Managing a business means managing its financial resources, regardless of your job title. Your ability to make smart decisions about projects relies on your understanding of timelines and cash-flow calculations to track cash flow and payments, the value of securities and investments, and how to determine overall cost effectiveness. To do this, you need a good working knowledge of a number of financial concepts.
This course introduces you to those concepts and shows you how to perform important calculations using financial calculators and popular spreadsheet applications. You'll develop an intuitive understanding of the concepts and have a chance to practice applying the tools. You will come away with the tools to ensure that your company has the best possible chance of project success through managing its financial resources wisely.
Participants in this course need one of the two financial calculators below.
Hewlett-Packard 12C, or
Texas Instruments BA II Plus
Both calculators are available at most office supply stores and from a variety of online sources. There is also a Texas Instruments BA II Plus app for iPhone and iPad , which meets the calculator requirement for this course
Participants who complete this course will be able to…
- Make planning decisions in the present, based on the accurate calculation of cash flow projections
- Use a cash-flow timeline to conceptualize time-value-of-money problems
- Use a financial calculator to solve time-value-of-money problems
- Calculate present and future values of payments, perpetuities, and annuities
- Use these concepts as a foundation for making capital investment decisions
Dr. Steven Carvell, a professor of finance at the School of Hotel Administration, has 30+ years of extensive service at the School and University including: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Academic Director of the Pillsbury Institute of Entrepreneurship, and the Cornell University Internation...
Scott Gibson is the J.E. Zollinger Professor of Finance at the College of William and Mary Mason School of Business. His current research interests include optimal financing strategies for hospitality firms and the effect of institutional investor trading behavior on securities prices. His resear...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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