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- Available Lessons: 106
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryFinance 104: Financial Management has been evaluated and recommended for up to 3 college credits and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This self-paced course offers access to expert instructors, bite-sized lessons, short quizzes and other resources that can help you study and earn course credit.
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The course objective is to give you a comprehensive understanding of financial management, including capital structure, payout policy, financial planning and valuation.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the implementation of a financial management system and the role of a financial manager.
- Calculate present values of investments, investment performance and overall valuation of investments
- Determine how to make investment decisions based on the CAPM, interest rates and cost-benefit analysis
- Analyze cash flow to prepare a cash flow statement for decision making and calculate the cost of capital
- Understand capital requirements, bonds and fixed assets, and how they influence market conditions.
- Explain dividend yields, stock repurchases, rate of returns and systematic & unsystematic risks
- Describe the process of creating a financial plan and budget for a business, including capital budgeting and cash budgeting
- Evaluate financial statements using important fiscal ratios, valuation and forecasting
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Finance 104 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 2 semester hours and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Finance 104 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Finance 104 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Framework of Financial Systems||Evaluate the goals of financial management and the role of financial managers. Learn common financial ratios, formulas and the characteristics of financial markets.|
|Introduction to Valuation||Calculate financial ratios and and examine basic valuation concepts, including stocks, bonds, investment values, annuities, perpetuities and loans.|
|Rules for Making Investment Decisions||Identify different types of financial investments and tools that help people make investment decisions. Explore investment risks, asset returns, interest rates and cost-benefit analyses.|
|Real Options Valuation||Learn the fundamentals of options and option valuation. Differentiate between stock types and price factors. Understand how stock can be sold to raise capital and how securities are traded on the Stock Exchange.|
|Cash Flow Analysis||Learn what you need to have in order to prepare a cash flow statement. Outline the cash flow statement preparation process and understand how cash flow statements are used for financial decision making.|
|Cost of Capital Overview||Define capital and the concepts of capital structure, expenditures and leases. Understand the cost of capital and how it relates to financial policy.|
|Financing & Capital Structure||Differentiate between financial asset types, such as money, stocks and bonds, and explain related investment opportunities.|
|Payout Policy||Calculate a dividend yield and summarize the benefits of stock repurchasing. Outline the dividend growth model and understand factors that result in low dividend payout.|
|Capital Structure & Investment Decisions||Learn the formula that's used to calculate the rate of return and distinguish several concepts related to capital structure and investment decisions, such as percentage vs. dollar returns, geometric vs. arithmetic average returns, and systematic vs. unsystematic risk.|
|Financial Planning & Budgeting||Learn the financial planning process and identify long and short-term financing sources. Explore several budgeting concepts and differentiate between debt capital and equity capital.|
|How to Analyze Financial Statements||Study the purpose and elements of financial statement analysis, as well as straight-line depreciation, financial forecasting ratios and total expenses. Explore how the value of a company is calculated.|
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|Completed the entire Finance 104: Financial Management course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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