Module contentThe objective of the module is to provide an overview of the basic concepts and principles of sound financial management. The goal of the module is to enable you to think like an owner, creating solutions that maximize owner/shareholder value when solving complex business problems. Viewing the world through a finance lens is developed skill and one that is paramount to long-term business success. Topics to be covered include basic finance concepts including TVM (time value of money), the tradeoff between risk and return, financial valuation techniques, cash flows, capital allocation / budgeting, the role that financial markets play in enabling business. We will emphasize both the mathematical “tools” of financial decision-making supported by IT, the study of the fundamental business concepts and reasoning behind appropriately applying these decision-making tools. Through cases, discussions, and presentations, we will also focus on the art of influence – a critical and necessary skill in the field of finance.