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FMGT 4720 - Advanced Computer Applications 2 for Finance

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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

This course builds upon the fundamentals of Excel learned at BCIT and in the students’ Finance and Accounting courses. It does so by approaching the subject of computer modeling from the perspective of an analyst who wishes to construct dynamic computer based models and scenarios which allow him/her to understand, and manipulate, the information associated with common financial and accounting problems. Rather than using the traditional lecture format, students will be expected to analyze various financial concepts and, on the basis of their analysis, construct a spreadsheet model which allows them to test hypotheses, compare the performance of alternative options under various scenarios and provide detailed information for the decision making process. In their project, students will be expected to design a working spreadsheet model based on a problem typically encountered in the assigned topic.


BSYS 2050



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Understand how to use a spreadsheet in computer modeling.
  • Be capable of designing interactive and dynamic spreadsheet models based on common financial and accounting problems.
  • Learn how to provide managers, clients and colleagues with models which allow the testing of hypotheses and which allow the user to compare the performance of alternatives under various scenarios and which provide detailed information for the decision making process.
  • Be able to analyze and evaluate various opportunities using those models.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

FMGT 4720 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Finance
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Financial Planning
    Full-time   Diploma


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