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Course Name
Financial Management in Organizations

Contact Hours: 24

Course Description


Audience

Non-Managers, Front Line Managers, Mid-Level Managers

Description

Finance is the language of business. People who have strong financial analysis abilities can enhance their organization's value in the marketplace. Our finance programs focus on the principles and strategies of finance and how you can help support the financial goals of your organization.

Features
  • This series is presented using streaming video.
  • Interactive questions appear periodically during this video to engage the learner and reinforce key concepts.
  • An index lists the key sections of the video, with the ability to select sections to play.
  • Slides accompany the videos and reinforce the learning topics. These slides can be downloaded for reference after the course is completed.
  • A full-text transcript of the video can be viewed. Text in the transcript is selectable to choose a point to play the video.

Outcome
By completing this course you will learn about:
  • Building Budgets That Affect Reality
  • Capitalize Your Capital
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Linking Financial Management with Organizational Goals
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Working Wounded: The Budget Blues

Assessment
Students may master the course/s by achieving a percentage at or above 70% for each individual lesson, through their scoring results of the course questions, the skill assessment, or a combination of both.


Outline
Lesson Plans

Building Budgets That Affect Reality (Interview)


Budgets that reflect reality are key to any organization's success. Join us as John Swinburn, President of Challenge Management, Inc., describes where to begin when building budgets and how to obtain reliable information to include.

Capitalize Your Capital (Interview)

Private finance is the path of salvation for many of today's publicly traded Internet and small firms. Watch as Harlan Kleiman, managing director of Shoreline Pacific Institutional Finance, discusses what you need to know to access and capitalize potential capital.

Cash Flow Analysis

Many managers focus on profits and equate profits with cash. Even a profitable and seemingly successful business can encounter serious difficulties with cash flow. During this program, you'll learn the distinction between sales revenue, income from operations and cash inflow from operations. You'll also learn how to analyze past cash flows and how a cash budget can help you manage future cash flows.

Key Financial Ratios

Financial ratios are a key component in measuring the financial health and success of any company. A strong knowledge of financial ratios can ensure that intelligent financial decisions will be made. During this program, you'll learn about the five categories of financial ratios, including profitability, efficiency, liquidity, leverage/gearing and investment that will help you make better business decisions and support the financial goals of your company.

Linking Financial Management with Organizational Goals

For any company to be financially successful, there must be congruence between organizational goals and the financial infrastructure. Join us as John Swinburn, President of Challenge Management, Inc., discusses the impact of linking financial management to organizational goals.

Understanding Financial Statements

The financial health of any company is the result of all the business decisions made by the managers and employees of that company. Those who have a solid understanding of the basic principles of financial analysis can better ensure that their decisions support the financial goals of their company. This program will explain the purpose and use of financial statements and discuss how your business decisions can enhance or detract from your organization's value in the marketplace.

Working Wounded: The Budget Blues

Budgeting may sometimes be as exciting as a root canal. Watch as Bob Rosner, founder and syndicated columnist of Working Wounded, provides a few tips you can use to overcome the budget blues.