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FIN 305 - Fundamentals of Finance

  • 3 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic understanding of the role of finance in firm management. Students will learn to analyze financial statements, determine the nature of the trade-off between risk and return, calculate time value of money (bond and stock valuation), estimate incremental cash flows, and apply principles of capital budgeting and working capital management.

The course consists of 16 learning modules to reinforce understanding of the concepts. Video cases and homework problems that have immediate feedback provides the student with the opportunity to apply the concepts addressed in each module. Module components include quizzes, tutorials, crossword puzzles, and other thought provoking activities.

To order textbook directly from the Publisher's website go to Register. It will take about 60 seconds. You will be taken to My Account. You will see “You currently have no books to view.” To find your book, click on Booklist. Locate the book and click on Pricing Details. You will have four options for the format (e-book, pdf, iPhone, and print). Read the descriptions and make your choice. Click on Add to Cart, then Checkout. Then you’ll see a page for Review Order. Once processed, ebook orders will be in My Account. Print orders may take up to seven business days, but you’ll have the online book immediately in My Account.


ACT 205 (Fundamentals of Accounting) or ACT 210 (Introduction to Financial Accounting). Credit not allowed for both FIN 305 and FIN 300

Important Information

Active-duty military, spouses of active military personnel, veterans, employees of corporations with an arranged discount program, federal and state employees (CO state employees are not eligible) must contact the MBA Advisors to receive the tuition reduction code prior to registering for courses. Students must be admitted to the MBA Program to receive this discount. Reduction of tuition will be given only if you provide the appropriate code at the time of registration. Call (970) 491-2865 or email

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.


Ellen Burnes