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Course Description

This course focuses on the development of a financial plan. Students will develop a revenue forecast, draft a budget, and create a profit and loss statement. Students will identify sources of funding, understand the importance of a break-even analysis, and calculate and interpret performance measures for business decision-making and sustainability.

This graduate course is 6 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

PLEASE NOTE:
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Course Objectives

Week 1

  • Explain the major elements of a business plan.    
  • Identify the importance of the financial section and its connectivity with the business plan.    
  • Evaluate finance as it relates to entrepreneurship.

Week 2    

  • Differentiate between the purpose, content, and users of financial statements.    
  • Explain the importance of the Statement of Cash Flows.    
  • Use financial analysis techniques to gauge the financial condition of the company.    

Week 3

  • Discuss how to manage working capital.    
  • Interpret the cash conversion cycle.    
  • Analyze cash flow from operations.    

Week 4

  • Discuss cost characteristics and how to manage them.    
  • Calculate financial outcomes using time value of money concepts.    
  • Differentiate among the capital budgeting selection criteria Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and Payback Methods.    

Week 5

  • Assess concepts of value for businesses.    
  • Recognize various avenues for raising capital.    
  • Determine the tax implications of business decisions.

Week 6    

  • Create a budget to achieve the firm’s financial objectives.    
  • Explain how to assess business risk and how to lower the risk profile.    

Prerequisites

This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.

Disclaimers

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with an Enrollment Representative.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

If you have a question contact us at 866-345-1800.

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Individual Course
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 25, 2020 to Oct 05, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Individual Course
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 06, 2020 to Nov 16, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Individual Course
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 17, 2020 to Jan 11, 2021
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
191.7
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Individual Course
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jan 12, 2021 to Feb 22, 2021
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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