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CMGT 7330 - Finance for Construction Managers

Construction Management - CMGT Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

An understanding of the fundamental concepts of accounting and financial analysis is essential for effective decision-making. Topics include the role of the financial manager in the organization, concepts and principles underlying accounting practices, financial statement reading and analysis, budgeting, accounting, time value of money, risk, and macro and micro economics.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$676.45

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 35719

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Dec 07 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 07 Online

Instructor

Michael Sonntag

Course Outline

Cost

$676.45

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Students taking this course must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and should have basic accounting knowledge.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 74032

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Apr 09 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 09 Online

Instructor

Michael Sonntag

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$676.45

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Internet delivery format. Textbook required. You MUST order it through the DE book store. https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Discuss the basic concepts of accounting.
  • Explain the function of annual reports, balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Describe the sections of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements:
    • Describe the common entries in financial statements.
    • Describe the entries in financial statements typically used by construction companies.
  • Carry out ratio analysis:
    • Compare company ratios.
    • Develop construction specific ratios.
  • Describe the basic principles of full cycle accounting:
    • Carry out a simple full cycle accounting example.
    • Describe the relationship between example accounts and financial statement entries.
  • Explain the basic function of management accounting:
    • Identify costs as fixed or variable.
    • Calculate basic budget variances.
    • Determine what costs are committed and calculate committed costs.
  • Explain the concept of time value of money:
    • Solve basic time value problems.
  • Describe how risk is relevant in financial transactions:
    • Illustrate how tolerance to risk varies with the amount of money risked, the amount of the return, and the number of times the transaction will take place.
    • Illustrate how risk affects required rate of return.
  • Describe how projects can be assessed using simple payback, NPV, and IRR.
  • Explain the significance of micro and macro economics to the construction industry.
  • Analyse pricing decisions and responses to competitor's pricing using business and financial concepts.
  • Analyse projects to determine whether they are profitable.
  • Choose between projects using financial criteria.
  • Construct a budget.
  • Forecast cash flows for a construction company.

Effective as of Fall 2014

Related Programs

CMGT 7330 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Construction Management
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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