Undergraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Finance

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Undergraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Finance

The undergraduate certificate program in the Fundamentals of Finance offers students the planning and analysis techniques they need to compete in today’s evolving financial climate. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and abilities that are readily applicable to their professional interests. Students may use their expertise in earning, spending, investing and managing money to help individuals make responsible decisions and assist businesses in generating profitability.

Courses required are listed below. Please click on the course to read a description.

plus-sign BAM 110 Introduction to Accounting

3 Semester Units

Introduction to Accounting reviews the basic approach to accounting with an emphasis on recording, measuring and communicating the accounting data of business. Basic accounting concepts will be explored, including the effects of transactions on financial statements, payroll accounting, accounting for professional and merchandising operations and state and federal income tax deductions.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Prepare an income statement, a statement of owner’s equity, and a balance sheet.
  • Understand the concept of journalizing: analyzing and recording business transactions into a journal.
  • Learn how to deposit, write, and endorse checks for a checking account.
  • Calculate gross pay, employee payroll tax deductions for federal income tax withholding, state income tax withholding, FICA (OASDI, Medicare), and net pay.
  • Understand how to record and post purchase and sale transactions.
  • Calculate depreciation using one of four methods: straight line, declining balance, units of production, and sum of the years’ digits.

 

plus-sign BAM 223 Principles of Economics

3 Semester Units

Principles of Economics demonstrates the relevance of economics through real-world business examples. The first part of the course presents microeconomic analysis such as consumer behavior, market structure, firm strategy, and corporate governance. The latter part of the course provides a comprehensive coverage of macroeconomic models, theory and policy issues including GDP, payroll employment, long-run growth, and business cycles.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the foundations of economics as well as the role of models in economic analysis.
  • Discuss the variables that influence supply and demand and explain the effect of government-imposed price ceilings and floors.
  • Understand the structure and functions of firms and the Stock Market.
  • Discuss GDP and the difference between real and nominal GDP.

 

plus-sign BAM 313 Introduction to Financial Management

3 Semester Units

Introduction to Financial Management introduces students to the elementary principles and motives of financial management, and covers basic fundamental principles of short-term financing, time value of money, risk and value, and cost. Students will understand the interrelationships underlying the various data and techniques in which financial decisions are based, and will be able to analyze financial data and apply basic concepts to make confident financial decisions in their respective business futures.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the scope and environment of financial management.
  • Comprehend the valuation of financial assets.
  • Confidently understand investment in long term assets.
  • Analyze capital structure and dividend policy.

 

plus-sign BAM 401 International Business

3 Semester Units

International Business reviews the key concepts of international trade ad the way it affects the nature of global economic activity. Concepts such as globalization, cultural and political environments, world financial environments, and global strategies are all explored to help students gain a global perspective and to be confident and familiar with international business operations.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand why companies engage in international business and why international business growth has accelerated.
  • Describe the different ways in which a company can accomplish its global objectives.
  • Understand and deal with cultural differences.
  • Illustrate the major means by which trade is restricted and regulated.
  • Identify the major characteristics of the foreign-exchange market and how governments control the flow of currencies across national borders.
  • Identify the dimensions that shape how managers develop strategy.
  • Introduce the ideas of export and import.
  • Comprehend why and how companies make foreign direct investments.
  • Profile the evolving understanding of the organization of international business.

 

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