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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

Finance students will be able to create forward-looking statements
1.1.1 Create pro-forma balance sheets and/or income statements. Create projected sources and uses of funds that can be used in the creation of cash budgets.

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.
2.1 Determine and analyze the liquidity position of the firm.
2.2 Determine the firm’s overall utilization of assets.
2.3 Determine the firm’s effective use of debt financing and ability to make scheduled debt payments.
2.4 Determine the market’s assessments of the firm’s current operating results and outlook for future growth.

Understand Capital Budgeting
Students will be able to thoroughly understand the mathematic process and application of capital budgeting.
3.1 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.
3.2 Demonstrates the ability to calculate the cost of capital applicable to the capital budgeting techniques.

TVM and Securities
Students will demonstrate the ability to appropriately apply various valuation techniques.
4.1 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.
4.2 Calculate periodic and effective interest rates.
4.3 Identify important stock ownership rights, terms and how to value common and preferred stock.
4.4 List the main classifications and characteristics of bond, calculate bond price and various bond yields, and explain the importance of bond ratings and criteria for rating bonds.

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