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FMGT 3555 - Finance for Business Management

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

The purpose of the course is to give the student an understanding of the role finance plays in business and industry. Corporate finance is a tool that helps managers maximize the financial performance of a company for the long-term benefit of its shareholders. In this course students learn how firms can efficiently allocate their financial resources and how they can acquire those resources on as favourable terms as possible.


FMGT 2100 or FMGT 2105 or FMGT 2152



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe and discuss the goals and functions of financial management.
  • Analyze a firm’s financial statements using ratios, vertical analysis and horizontal analysis.
  • Analyze the contents and the structure of the income statement, the balance sheet, the cash flow statement and the statement of changes in equity.
  • Calculate present value, future value, annuity amounts, and rates of return and analyze time value of money problems.
  • Develop cash budgets and forecast financial statements.
  • Compare and contrast different sources of long-term financing.
  • Measure the firm’s cash conversion cycle.
  • Determine the optimal mix of working capital: receivables, inventory, cash.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

FMGT 3555 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Business Administration (General Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  2. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  3. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  4. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  5. Business Administration (Marketing Option)
    Part-time   Diploma


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