This is an introductory course in financial management. The course will emphasize on the tools that support business decision making. Students will study essential topics in the financial management of profit-seeking organizations. Topics will include: Goals and functions of financial management, short term financial planning, capital markets, risk and return, valuation of financial assets, cost of capital, and capital budgeting decisions. The course will develop analytical and decision-making skills in finance through the use of theory questions, practical problems, and mini-cases. Many of the problems/assignments will require the application of an electronic spreadsheet program such as Excel.