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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AGBS 220 - Introduction to Finance

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Tools and concepts useful to making financial management decisions in business firms will be discussed. Formerly: AGRI 220.
Course Outcomes:
  • Describe major components of the U.S. financial system, and explain their history and role in macroeconomic policy.
  • Calculate various annuity and single payment valuations using compounding and discounting calculations.
  • List characteristics of stocks and bonds and calculate valuations
  • Recognize the process used to issue, sell and purchase new and existing securities.
  • Analyze financial statements by calculating selected financial ratios.
  • Identify working capital management principles.
  • Compare sources and strategies for short term financing.
  • Appraise investment opportunities using capital budget analysis techniques.
Course Topics:
  1. Overview of financial systems and functions
  2. Measuring money supply
  3. Overview and history of U.S. banking system
  4. National economic policy and the money supply
  5. Time value of money
  6. Characteristics and valuations of stocks and bonds
  7. Securities markets
  8. Managing working capital
  9. Short term business financing
  10. Capital budgeting analysis