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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Finance

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  1. F307
    Working Capital Management
    • 16-weeks
    • 3 credits
    • Prerequisite: F370 or F304 with a grade of C or better

    Emphasizes the set of decisions and problems that financial managers face in determining short-term financial policy, financial diagnostics, and operations of the company. Major topics include identifying working capital elements and their relationships to company operations, financial analysis, cash forecasting, banking relations, cash-flow systems, and short-term investment and borrowing strategies.

    Learning Objectives:

    (1) The development and application of a NPV model for evaluation of short-term finance decisions.

    (2) Payment mechanisms and payment systems.

    (3) Cash management system design and implementation, including collection, concentration, and disbursement.

    (4) Measuring and managing corporate liquidity.

    (5) Managing short-term funding.

    (6) Forecasting short-term cash flows.

    (7) The financial impact of credit policy. 

    Typical Reading and Text: Hill and Sartoris, Short-Term Financial Management