In this course, students learn the basics of corporate and entrepreneurial finance.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the objectives of financial reporting, analyze financial statements, compute key ratios and assess earnings quality
- Determine how to select the proper forecasting model, and understand the relationships between a business's revenue base, sales forecast, assets, and need for financing
- Explain the relationship between time value of money and inflation, and calculate the internal rate of return for a present and future amount of money
- Understand the purpose and need for capital budgeting and the steps in making a budgeting decision, and compute the payback on a capital budgeting project
- Understand the sources of financing and the key factors influencing the valuation of a company
Recommended: UCSB Economics 1 or Economics 3A equivalents with a minimum grade of B-; UCSB upper-division standing or equivalent; or consent of instructor
Formerly titled New Venture Finance.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Technology Management : Choose any 2 Extension courses (4 units)