Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
Financial policies affecting decision making in financial management, the differences in the need for finance in terms of the operational characteristics of particular industries, long-term financial planning, net working capital management, asset pricing theory, efficient market hypothesis, capital structure, and dividend policy.
After successful completion of this course the student will be able to identify the goal of financial management and explain why it is superior to other possible goals; describe the relation of the financial markets to the economy and financial management; construct and interpret the tools of financial analysis including financial ratios, pro forma financial statements, and cash budgets; explain the concepts of risk, return, including the application of these concepts to securities, portfolios and capital budgets; describe, calculate and interpret the rate of return on different types of securities issued by corporations; and explain and calculate the cost of capital for corporations and explain its relationship to the capital structure; describe and compare the sources of funds which a corporation might use to finance its operations. These objectives require quantitative analysis, problem solving critical thinking and computer skills.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations