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BUS 87 — Finance for Non-Finance Managers

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Monday/Wednesday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 sessions
Date(s): Apr 17—May 10
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 18
Unit: 1
Tuition: $580
Instructor(s): Samir Asaf
Limit: 45
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: Class schedule: 4 Mondays, April 17 – May 8, 7:00 – 8:50 pm (PT); 4 Wednesdays, April 19 – May 10, 7:00 – 8:50 pm (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Apr 17—May 10
8 sessions
Refund Date
Apr 18
1 Unit
Samir Asaf
Please Note: Class schedule: 4 Mondays, April 17 – May 8, 7:00 – 8:50 pm (PT); 4 Wednesdays, April 19 – May 10, 7:00 – 8:50 pm (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
This course is designed to equip business managers with an overview of financial management and the core knowledge required to understand and interpret a company’s financial statements, assess its financial goals and financial health, and understand key financial levers that drive financial performance. In this course, cross-functional professionals in marketing, sales, human resources, IT, operations, customer service, and finance-related roles will gain a deeper understanding of accounting and finance and how they add shareholder value through operating, investing, and financing decisions. Topics covered in this course will include financial management overview, understanding financial statements and cash flow, the valuation of future cash flows, capital budgeting and balanced scorecards, risk and return, long-term financing, and short-term financial management. In this interactive course, students will work in groups and have the opportunity to apply the learning in a real-world setting. Guest speakers include Neil Morganbesser, president and CEO of DelMorgan & Co., and Jeofrey Bean, adjunct professor at UCSD extension. By the end of the course, students will have a firm understanding of accounting principles and the financial underpinnings of their businesses.

Senior Partner, Regent Financial; Managing Director, DelMorgan & Co

Samir Asaf has more than 30 years of experience in finance and investment banking. He was formerly a finance director at AT&T and senior advisor at the International Finance Corporation/World Bank. He is the author of Executive Corporate Finance and was a research fellow at Harvard Business School. He received a PhD in finance from SMC University, Switzerland, and is a certified management accountant (CMA).

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) S. Ross, R. Westerfield, and B. Jordon, Essentials of Corporate Finance 10th Edition (ISBN 978-1260013955)
(Recommended) Samir Asaf, Executive Corporate Finance: The Business of enhancing shareholder alue (ISBN 978-0273675495)