FI 4020 Financial Analysis and Introduction to Loan Structuring
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FI 3300
Requirements Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours, CSP 1, 2, 6

Students intensively examine financial statements and business characteristics to learn the information content of financial statements. Applications focus on how they can be used to identify the pattern of funds need for a business and the best financing vehicle to meet that need. The primary tools of analysis are financial statement construction, cash flow statements, financial ratios, common-sized statements, cash budgets, proforma statements, sustainable growth rates, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Students evaluate the needs of a variety of companies that differ with respect to type, industry, profitability, growth, seasonality, cyclicality, and degree of distress. The primary teaching method is case analysis, and a significant course objective is development of communication skills.