Business Perspectives for Project Managers
This course covers the underlying concepts regarding the preparation and consequences of the accounting and financial information being used in program and project management. The course focuses on the role, use, and application of financial techniques in managerial decision-making. Concepts covered include balance sheet accounts, income statements, cash flows, and financial ratios used in financial analysis; the principles and concepts used in working capital management and long-term financial planning; capital budgeting techniques including cash flow estimation and risk analysis; risk and return concepts; project values as they relate to the company's overall strategic objectives; project costs, including how they are accumulated and used.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Analyze the financial aspects of projects and present the information to management.
Calculate costs and benefits of project investments, including return on investment based on corporate required rates of return.
Design and present a business plan for new project proposals.
Explain the organizational communications and interpretation role that the project manager plays in today's corporate environment.
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