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Principles of Finance


Principles of Finance covers financial statements and planning, time value of money, working capital management, valuation and characteristics of stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk and return, and international financial management. To successfully complete the examination the following skills are required:
  • Knowledge of basic facts and terms
  • Understanding of concepts and principles
  • Ability to apply the knowledge to specific case problems
Topics covered by this course include:
  • Financial Statements and Planning
    • Ratio analysis
    • Break-even
    • Leverage

  • Time Value of Money
    • Present value
    • Future value

  • Working Capital Management
    • Short-term sources of funds
    • Management of short-term assets

  • Valuation and Characteristics of Stocks and Bonds
    • Long-term debt
    • Common stock

  • Capital Budgeting
  • Cost of Capital
  • Risk and Return
  • International financial management
(Taken from "Principles of Finance," DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests), Thomson Prometric, www.getcollegecredit.com.)

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Foundations of Financial Management   
      11 by Block, Stanley B. / Hirt, Geoffrey A. - McGraw Hill, 2005
        
    ISBN 9780072977929