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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Finance (BS)


The B.S. in Finance prepares students for careers in corporate finance, financial management and financial services in the private, government and non-profit sectors. The major develops student's understanding of the theory, organization, and operation of the financial system from both a market and a managerial viewpoint. Students are expected to develop the analytical abilities and problem solving skills needed to identify business problems and opportunities and use a wide variety of skills to develop solutions to these problems.
Because this program falls under the scope of AACSB International accreditation, the students are also assessed as a part of the Bryan School Undergraduate Program (AACSB International accredited programs) which includes five student learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Analyze Financial Condition
Finance students will be able to demonstrate the ability to utilize various financial measures to analyze the overall financial health and operating efficiency of the firm.

Understand the Mathematic Process and Application of Capital Budgeting
Finance students will be able to thoroughly understand the mathematic process and application of capital budgeting.
1) Demonstrates the ability to apply various capital budgeting techniques to calculate cash flow estimation and project accept/reject decision based on discounted cash flow techniques.
2) Demonstrates the ability to calculate the cost of capital applicable to the capital budgeting techniques.

TVM, Traditional Financial Securities, Valuation of Securities
Finance students will thoroughly understand the concepts of the time value of money (TVM), the characteristics of traditional financial securities, and the valuation of these securities.
The student will demonstrate the ability to appropriately apply various valuation techniques including:
a. Demonstrate how to find the present and future values of lump sums and annuities and solve for the time or interest rate in TVM problems.
b. Calculate periodic and effective interest rates.

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