Survey of Finance – BA – A233

The Survey of Finance introduces fundamental ideas and concepts in business finance theory. The material rises above 100-level courses through its use of logical reasoning and mathematics to understand economic behavior. Surveys the discipline of finance. Topics covered are: financial markets, financial institutions, financial statements analysis, time value of money, capital budgeting, and methods of short-term and long-term financing.


ACCT 101 or ACCT 201 and Math A105

Course Competencies

  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial management
  • Evaluate financial statements as they relate to business profitability
  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial markets and institutions
  • Determine the time value of money, and value of stocks and bonds
  • Evaluate capital projects
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various sources of financing

Course Textbooks

Melicher, R. W., & Norton, E. A. (2014). Introduction to Finance, 15 th edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-1-118-49267-3

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