Time Value of Money & Capital Budgeting - Present Value
What you'll learn
- Analyze the importance of the time value of money in long-term decision-making, demonstrating a deep understanding of its impact and implications.
- Apply various methods, including formulas, tables, and Excel functions, to calculate present value and future value in different scenarios.
- Evaluate capital budgeting decisions using net present value (NPV) analysis, internal rate of return (IRR), and accounting rate of return, considering the time
- Synthesize and compare different decision-making tools, such as payback period and internal break-even time calculations, to make informed long-term decisions.
- Create financial models and perform calculations using spreadsheet software to assess the financial feasibility and profitability of capital projects.
- Evaluate and interpret the results of financial analysis, providing insights into investment opportunities and their potential impact on organizational success.
- Design strategic financial plans considering the time value of money and capital budgeting principles to optimize resource allocation and achieve long-term goal
- Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and solve complex financial problems related to the time value of money and capital budgeting decisions.
- Reflect on ethical considerations in financial decision-making, considering the impact on stakeholders and the broader business environment.
- Basic knowledge of accounting principles and terminology, including an understanding of financial statements and basic financial analysis.
- Proficiency in using spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets, for calculations and data analysis.
- Access to a computer or laptop with a reliable internet connection to participate in online lectures, access course materials, and complete assignments.
- Willingness to engage in hands-on exercises, practical applications, and real-world case studies to enhance learning outcomes.
- Motivation and dedication to actively participate in the course, complete assignments, and actively seek clarification when needed.
- An open mindset and eagerness to learn and apply financial decision-making concepts and tools in a practical context.
This comprehensive course is designed to provide learners with a deep understanding of the time value of money and its application in capital budgeting decisions. Whether you are an aspiring finance professional, an entrepreneur, or an individual looking to make informed long-term financial choices, this course equips you with the essential tools and knowledge needed to excel.
In this course, we will delve into the core concepts and objectives of managerial accounting, shifting our mindset from financial accounting to managerial decision-making. By exploring the time value of money, we will cover key topics such as present value, future value, and their practical calculations using formulas, tables, and Excel functions.
One of the main focuses of this course is to emphasize the significance of time value of money in both business and personal decision-making processes. Capital budgeting decisions, which involve substantial dollar amounts and impact multiple periods, serve as ideal scenarios for understanding and applying the concepts related to the time value of money.
We will start by thoroughly explaining present value analysis, enabling you to calculate and apply the present value of a single amount and present value of an annuity using various methods, including formulas, tables, and Excel functions. Through numerous examples and practice exercises, you will gain hands-on experience in manipulating data and calculating present values effectively.
The course will also cover future value analysis, providing you with a solid understanding of calculating and interpreting the future value of a single amount and future value of an annuity. We will explore different approaches to these calculations, including formulas, tables, and Excel functions, empowering you to make informed decisions about future financial outcomes.
Additionally, we will examine the practical application of time value of money and other decision-making tools in capital budgeting. By running multiple scenarios and case studies, we will explore how capital budgeting decisions, which involve long-term implications and the consideration of the time value of money, can be analyzed and evaluated effectively.
You will learn how to calculate and interpret the payback period, a useful tool for assessing when the initial investment will be recovered. We will also discuss the accounting rate of return and its relevance in evaluating profitability within capital budgeting decisions.
A significant part of this course will focus on net present value (NPV) analysis, the primary tool for considering the time value of money in capital budgeting decision-making. Through numerous examples and practical exercises, you will gain expertise in using NPV calculations to evaluate investment opportunities and make informed long-term decisions.
Furthermore, we will explore the internal rate of return (IRR) and its relationship to NPV. By comparing and contrasting these metrics, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of their implications in assessing project profitability.
Lastly, we will analyze internal break-even time (BET) calculations, providing you with the ability to determine the time required to break even on a capital investment, while taking into account the time value of money.
Throughout the course, you will engage in practical exercises, real-world case studies, and hands-on applications using spreadsheet software, enabling you to develop the skills and confidence needed to make sound financial decisions.
Join us on this exciting journey to master the art of long-term decision-making. Enroll today and unlock the key concepts and tools that will propel your financial decision-making abilities to new heights.
Who this course is for:
- Finance professionals seeking to enhance their understanding and application of time value of money and capital budgeting concepts in their decision-making processes.
- Managers and executives responsible for making long-term financial decisions and seeking to improve their financial acumen.
- Business owners and entrepreneurs looking to make informed financial choices and optimize resource allocation for their ventures.
- Undergraduate or graduate students studying finance, accounting, or related fields, who want to deepen their knowledge and practical skills in financial decision-making.
- Anyone with a keen interest in financial decision-making, seeking to develop critical thinking skills and apply them in a business context.
Through working with students from many different schools, Mr. Steele has learned best practices for helping people understand accounting fast. Learning new skills and finding the best way to share knowledge with people who can benefit from it is a passion of his.
Mr. Steele has experience working as a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an accounting and business instructor, and curriculum developer. He has enjoyed putting together quality tools to improve learning and has been teaching, making instructional resources, and building curriculum since 2009. He has been a practicing CPA since 2005. Mr. Steele is a practicing CPA, has a Certified Post-Secondary Instructor (CPI) credential, a Master of Science in taxation from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting from The University of California Santa Barbara, and a Global Management Accounting Designation (CGMA) from The American Institute of CPA (AICPA).
Mr. Steele has also authored five books that can be found on Amazon or in audiobook format on Audible. He has developed bestselling courses in accounting topics including financial accounting and QuickBooks accounting software.
In addition to working as an accountant, teaching, and developing courses Mr. Steele has helped create an accounting website at accountinginstruction, a YouTube channel called Accounting Instruction, Help, and How Too, and has developed supplemental resources including a Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and Podcasts that can be found on I-tunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Mr. Steele's teaching philosophy is to make content applicable, understandable, and accessible.
Adult learners are looking for application when they learn new skills. In other words, learners want to be able to apply skills in the real world to help their lives. Mr. Steele’s formal accounting education, practical work experience, and substantial teaching experience allow him to create a curriculum that combines traditional accounting education with practical knowledge and application. He accomplishes the goals of making accounting useful and applicable by combining theory with real-world software like Excel and QuickBooks.
Many courses teach QuickBooks data entry or Excel functions but are not providing the real value learners want. Real value is a result of learning technical skills like applications, in conjunction with specific goals, like accounting goals, including being able to interpret the performance of a business.
Mr. Steele makes knowledge understandable by breaking down complex concepts into smaller units with specific objectives and using step by step learning processes to understand each unit. Many accounting textbooks cram way too much information into a course, making it impossible to understand any unit fully. By breaking the content down into digestible chunks, we can move forward much faster.
Mr. Steele also makes use of color association in both presentations and Excel worksheets, a learning tool often overlooked in the accounting field, but one that can vastly improve the speed and comprehension of learning accounting concepts.
The material is also made understandable through the application of concepts learned. Courses will typically demonstrate the accounting concepts and then provide an Excel worksheet or practice problems to work through the concepts covered. The practice problems will be accompanied by an instructional video to work through the problem in step by step format. Excel worksheets will be preformatted, usually including an answer tab that shows the completed problem, and a practice tab where learners can complete the problem along with a step by step presentation video.
Mr. Steele makes learning accounting accessible by making use of technology and partnering with teaching platforms that have a vision of spreading knowledge like Udemy.