Summer 2014  |  PA 5003 Section 001: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (85530)

Class Component:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
06/16/2014 - 08/08/2014
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 330
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases.
Class Description:
The financial environments for public and nonprofit organizations are changing. Governments are pressured to "do more with less" and nonprofit organizations are expected to "do better at doing good". In order to meet these challenges, it is important that managers of public and nonprofit organizations possess the fundamentals of financial analysis and management. This is an introductory course to financial analysis and management in the context of public and nonprofit organizations. The primary learning objective of this course is how to obtain accurate financial information to make sound management decisions through the analyses of financial documents such as budgets and financial statements. The processes of producing such documents will be introduced by are not the focus of this course. Conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques will be emphasized and applied to analyze real-world financial problems. By the end of the semester, students should be able: - To obtain basic knowledge and terminology of budgeting and financial management; - To summarize budgetary process, revenues, and expenditures of a public organization; - To apply basic tools of financial analysis, such as breakeven analysis and TVM, in making simple financial decisions; - To know how financial information is organized and reported in the accounting system; - To interpret data in financial statements and relate them with each other; and - To determine and calculate financial ratios to assess financial condition
40% Final Exam
15% Special Projects
30% Written Homework
15% Class Participation
Class Format:
20% Lecture
40% Film/Video
20% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
2 Exam(s)
1 Presentation(s)
6 Homework Assignment(s)
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Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 April 2014

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