Course Outline

MBAA 518 : Managerial Finance

Preview Workflow

Viewing: MBAA 518-WW : Managerial Finance

Last approved: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:54:04 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:54:03 GMT

College of Business (WBUAD)
Managerial Finance
This course focuses on the theoretical and practical approaches to effective financial management. Planning, analyzing and controlling investment and short and long term financing are examined for decision making purposes. Emphasis is placed on the application of these methods in businesssettings. Topics include investment (capital budgeting, risk and diversification), financing (debt and equity), payouts (dividends and other payouts) and financial derivatives (options and futures).Satisfactory completion of Business and Research Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

This is a required course for the Masters of Business Administration in Aviation degree program. The course is designed to:

1. Develop an understanding of how financial markets work, evaluating internal financial business decisions, interpreting how the international business environment functions and understanding and explaining how financial analysis will lead to better financial decisions.

2. Provide the student with many managerial finance tools and techniques that can be applied in a business setting immediately, e.g., understanding financial statements, evaluating portfolios, understanding interest factors, the use and cost of working capital, etc.

3. Develop, use and determine the appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills to use that will lead to better financial decisions.

4. Research and communicate the results of aviation or aviation related financial analysis.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:1. Evaluate financial ratios.2. Apply time value of money.3. Apply concepts of security valuation to value stocks and bonds.4. Apply appropriate analytical techniques to investment opportunities (i.e. discountedcash flow (DCF), internal rate of return (IRR), net present value (NPV)).5. Describe the cost of capital and its determinants.6. Analyze simple portfolios using modern portfolio theory (MFT).7. Describe the effects of taxes on calculating cash flows and the determination ofcapital structure.8. Evaluate firm payout policies.9. Discuss the use of financial derivatives to manage risk.10. Analyze simple applications of financial derivatives.11. Produce a concise research report of an investment opportunity by applying thevarious concepts and analytical techniques from the course.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

Web & Chat:
Text: (386) 968-8843
Library Phone:  (386) 226-7656 or (800) 678-9428


Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Ronald Mau, Ph.D., P.E. - 7/7/2015
Dixie Button - 7/7/2015
Ronald Mau, Ph.D., P.E. - 7/7/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 7/7/2015
Key: 294