Section outline

  • Welcome to "Financial Planning for Managers!" Financial planning is one of the key tools of financial management. This introductory section motivates the topic and provides an overview of the structure of the module.



    The main learning goals of this module are:
    • Determine a firm's cash flows from its balance sheets and income statement.
    • Get familiar with different types of cash flows, in particular operating, free (firm), and residual cash flow.
    • Learn how to forecast cash flows and compile a financial plan.
    • Use Monte Carlo Simulation to transform financial plans into powerful management tools.

      The following resources explain the logic of the module and provide the introductory reading and review questions: