The Financial Management capstone will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within this specialization. You will analyze a situation taking the vantage point of a company and develop a financial management plan (for instance, a global company working in a specific geography chosen by students’ region or country of residence, or other consideration). You will design a deliverable to create value from the perspective of potential employers while achieving pedagogical and experiential goals.
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Module 1 - Welcome and Course Overview
This Capstone course includes six modules. As you go through the modules, you will learn more about the case scenarios, and will have the opportunity to apply your learning from the Financial Management Specialization in support of practical business needs.
Module 2 - Business Story Assignment
In this module you will apply what you learned in the Financial Management Specialization to describe business outcomes over a specific time frame through publicly available financial data. You will complete the Business Story Assignment and review the work of three of your peers.
Module 3 - An Acquisition Opportunity
In this module you will be introduced to an acquisition scenario and begin acquiring the information needed to complete the Acquisition Assignment in Module 4.
Module 4 - Acquisition Assignment
In this module you will apply what you learned in the Financial Management Specialization to analyze a potential acquisition of Lululemon Atheletica, Inc. (LULU) by Walmart. You will complete the Acquisition Assignment and review the work of three of your peers.
Module 5 - Investment Options and Investment Assignment
In this module you will apply what you learned in the Financial Management Specialization to model investment options based on the potential acquisition of Lululemon Athletica, Inc. (LULU) by Walmart.
Module 6 - Course Reflection
In this module you will reflect on what you have applied from the Financial Management Specialization to the scenarios in this capstone course.