MRK516 - Financial Analysis for Marketing

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Subject Title
Financial Analysis for Marketing

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the application of spreadsheets to solve problems and seek financially viable solutions to marketing alternatives. Students learn to use spreadsheets while learning about basic financial statements, and then apply this knowledge to create and analyze marketing plans to make marketing decisions based on corporate financial criteria.

Credit Status
One credit course towards the Business Administration - Marketing Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the goals and functions of financial management.

2. Interpret financial statements (e.g. balance sheet and income statement) from the perspective of a financial manager.

3. Identify sources and uses of funds to make effective short-term financing decisions.

4. Apply working capital management techniques to provide effective use of cash, marketable securities, receivables and inventories.

5. Evaluate a firm's business strengths and weaknesses using common size and ratio analysis, relative to competitive firms and industry standards.

6. Assess the financial outcomes of alternative marketing strategies and conditions, using break-even and sensitivity analyses.

7. Generate pro forma cash flow, balance sheet and income statements using sales and cost forecasts.

8. Apply the "time value of money" concept to capital investment decisions.

9. Develop an operating budget and practice budgetary control through variance analysis.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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