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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FI 4020 - Financial Analysis and Introduction to Loan Structuring

3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: FI 3300 .
Requirements: Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours.

Students intensively examine financial statements and business characteristics to learn the information content of financial statements. Applications focus on how they can be used to identify the pattern of funds need for a business and the best financing vehicle to meet that need. The primary tools of analysis are financial statement construction, cash flow statements, financial ratios, common-sized statements, cash budgets, proforma statements, sustainable growth rates, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Students evaluate the needs of a variety of companies that differ with respect to type, industry, profitability, growth, seasonality, cyclicality, and degree of distress. The primary teaching method is a case analysis, and a significant course objective is the development of communication skills.