Financial Management

Finance is vital to the formation and orderly operation of just about any business.  Financial management helps an organization determine all facets of its business and is extremely influential in decision-making.

Financial Management is a niche major in the business and management fields which prepares future graduates for various financial management roles to guide individuals, corporations, government agencies and other firms or organizations through financial struggles and uncertainty but also with short term and long term planning responsibilities such as organizing operations, managing cash flow, strategizing funding, outlining short term and long term goals, and sustaining business growth.

Acsenda students will complete a balance of theoretical and practical courses in a myriad of areas including general management, marketing, human resource management, accounting, international business, supply chain, and MIS to gain a deep understanding of the complex interrelationships among the world economies in terms of the flow of goods, services, and funds, the functions and operations of various departments within organizations, and the interactions among them in a globalized context.

Completion of the program requirement will prepare Acsenda students for the Certified Financial Planner and the Qualified Associate Financial Planner certification exams.

Financial Management Concentration

Financial Management Concentration Courses

5 Courses Required

Financial Management

Investment Management is a course that examines financial markets from an investment decision-making perspective. It introduces a set of conceptual frameworks and analytical tools and provides students with an opportunity to apply them to investments across companies, securities, and institutions and to contribute to managerial decision making while exploring the competitive dynamics among investment organizations, products, and markets.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of international finance. Topics include multi-national financial management, international monetary system, foreign exchange markets, international parity conditions, foreign currency derivatives and swaps, transaction exposure, exchange and hedging, balance of payments, foreign exchange rate determination, translation exposure, operating exposure, global cost and availability of capital, multi-national capital budgeting, international trade finance, and corporate governance.
FINC 402 Fixed Income Analysis-is a course that examines an advanced treatment of investments in the field of fixed income analysis and focuses on fixed income securities, fixed income portfolio management, and fixed income derivatives. Topics include securitization, the term structure of interest rates and portfolio management strategies, such as duration, convexity, and immunization, bond analysis, term structure of interest rates, management of interest rate risk, and mortgage-backed securities.
FINC 432 Corporate Finance is designed to empower students with the analytical skills for making corporate investment with regards to financial decisions and risk analysis. This course will introduce various theories including present value, the opportunity of cost capital, discounted cash flow analysis, valuation techniques, risk and return, capital asset pricing model, capital budgeting, corporate capital structure, dividend policy, short and long term investment management, and investment and financial decisions in a global context.
This course introduces the techniques used in financial and strategic decision making as well as the impact of both the financial decisions and strategy on the company’s overall financial performance. Students investigate the key financial choices of a corporation and their impact on the overall strategy of the firm, including financial analysis, capital structure choice, payout policy, value creation, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring.