Financial Management Specialization

Starts Dec 18

Financial Management Specialization

Financial Management Specialization

Become a Strategic Financial Manager . Develop an integrated financial management framework.

About This Specialization

This Specialization covers the fundamentals of strategic financial management, including financial accounting, investments, and corporate finance. You will learn to evaluate major strategic corporate and investment decisions and to understand capital markets and institutions from a financial perspective, and you will develop an integrated framework for value-based financial management and individual financial decision-making. The Financial Management Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course in this Specialization also fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit. When you complete the Financial Management Specialization, you will: · Have a solid foundation in developing an integrated framework for strategic financial decision-making. · Have a thorough understanding of financial statements and the financial information they provide, and be able to critically evaluate and analyze cash flows statements. · Understand the management and evaluation of portfolios and firm valuation techniques. · Understand how to incorporate risk and uncertainty into investment decisions and understand how companies make financing and investment decisions.
Earn credit toward a master's degree
This specialization is part of the fully-online accredited Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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courses
7 courses

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Projects

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Certificates

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Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Financial Accounting: Foundations

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn foundations of financial accounting information. You will start your journey with a general overview of what financial accounting information is and the main financial statements. You will then learn how to code f
  2. COURSE 2

    Financial Accounting: Advanced Topics

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will explore advanced topics in financial accounting. You will start your journey with accounting for assets with more than one-year life. You will learn in detail how firms account for fixed assets. You will then move to financing of as
  3. COURSE 3

    Investments I: Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation

    Current session: Dec 13
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, we will discuss fundamental principles of trading off risk and return, portfolio optimization, and security pricing. We will study and use risk-return models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and multi-factor models to eval
  4. COURSE 4

    Investments II: Lessons and Applications for Investors

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will start by reviewing the fundamentals of investments, including the trading off of return and risk when forming a portfolio, asset pricing models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the 3-Factor Model, and the e
  5. COURSE 5

    Corporate Finance I: Measuring and Promoting Value Creation

    Current session: Dec 12
    Commitment
    2-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course you will learn how to use key finance principles to understand and measure business success and to identify and promote true value creation. You will learn how to use accounting information to form key financial ratios to m
  6. COURSE 6

    Corporate Finance II: Financing Investments and Managing Risk

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course you will learn how companies decide on how much debt to take, and whether to raise capital from markets or from banks. You will also learn how to measure and manage credit risk and how to deal with financial distress. You will dis
  7. COURSE 7

    Financial Management Capstone

    Upcoming session: Jan 22
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    The Financial Management capstone will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within this specialization. You will analyze a situation taking the vantage point of a company and develop a financial management plan (for ins

Creators

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pioneers innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience.

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs.

  • Jeff Flesher

    Jeff Flesher

    PhD
  • Oktay Urcan

    Oktay Urcan

    Associate Professor of Accountancy
  • Heitor Almeida

    Heitor Almeida

    Professor of Finance, Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Chair in Corporate Finance
  • Scott Weisbenner

    Scott Weisbenner

    William G. Karnes Professor of Finance

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