Financial Management Specialization
Become a Strategic Financial Manager . Develop an integrated financial management framework.
About This Specialization
This Specialization covers the fundamentals of strategic financial management, including financial accounting, investments, and corporate finance. You will learn to evaluate major strategic corporate and investment decisions and to understand capital markets and institutions from a financial perspective, and you will develop an integrated framework for value-based financial management and individual financial decision-making. The Financial Management Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course in this Specialization also fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit. When you complete the Financial Management Specialization, you will: · Have a solid foundation in developing an integrated framework for strategic financial decision-making. · Have a thorough understanding of financial statements and the financial information they provide, and be able to critically evaluate and analyze cash flows statements. · Understand the management and evaluation of portfolios and firm valuation techniques. · Understand how to incorporate risk and uncertainty into investment decisions and understand how companies make financing and investment decisions.
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- Intermediate Specialization.
- Some related experience required.
COURSE 1Upcoming session: Jan 29
- 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
About the CourseIn this course, you will learn foundations of financial accounting information. You will start your journey with a general overview of what financial accounting information is and the main financial statements. You will then learn how to code f
COURSE 2Current session: Jan 15
- 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
About the CourseIn this course, you will explore advanced topics in financial accounting. You will start your journey with accounting for assets with more than one-year life. You will learn in detail how firms account for fixed assets. You will then move to financing of as
COURSE 3Upcoming session: Jan 24
- 4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
About the CourseIn this course, we will discuss fundamental principles of trading off risk and return, portfolio optimization, and security pricing. We will study and use risk-return models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and multi-factor models to eval
COURSE 4Current session: Jan 15
About the CourseIn this course, you will start by reviewing the fundamentals of investments, including the trading off of return and risk when forming a portfolio, asset pricing models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the 3-Factor Model, and the e
COURSE 5Current session: Jan 16
- 2-4 hours/week
About the CourseIn this course you will learn how to use key finance principles to understand and measure business success and to identify and promote true value creation. You will learn how to use accounting information to form key financial ratios to m
COURSE 6Current session: Jan 15
About the CourseIn this course you will learn how companies decide on how much debt to take, and whether to raise capital from markets or from banks. You will also learn how to measure and manage credit risk and how to deal with financial distress. You will dis
COURSE 7Upcoming session: Jan 22
About the Capstone ProjectThe Financial Management capstone will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within this specialization. You will analyze a situation taking the vantage point of a company and develop a financial management plan (for ins
Associate Professor of Accountancy
Professor of Finance, Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Chair in Corporate Finance
William G. Karnes Professor of Finance
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