2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MNGT 460 Applied Financial Management (5 credits)

Prerequisite At least a junior standing in a baccalaureate program, a grade of 2.0 or greater in college-level math and ACCT& 202 .

Course Description
This course covers topics in investments and the role of financial decisions at the organizational level. It demystifies financial markets and provides practical knowledge for solving problems and making financial decisions. Case studies, financial documents, and scenarios are primary sources for examining financial management problems and their solutions.

Student Outcomes
1. Using systems theory, explain financial markets and the role of financial institutions within and across economic systems.
2. Describe investments and securities markets (e.g., bonds, equities, derivatives, portfolio theory and risks) and their role in organizational finance.
3. Explain time value of money, sustainable finance, municipal markets, and quantitative risk management.
4. Use mathematical, statistical, and other analytical tools to assess business activities and solve financial problems.
5. Use systems theory to explain complexities of financial decisions and long-term financial commitments – critical components of business success or failure.
6. Analyze role of competition, technological changes, inflation, interest rates, taxation, foreign exchange rates, global economic uncertainty, and other factors on organizational decision-making.
7. Apply basic financial management principles in risk management to make sound financial decisions.
8. Analyze financial scenarios and evaluate possible outcomes.

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