Todays managers are faced with responsibilities for functional and staff management, as well as developing strategies for growth, leading teams, and staying competitive in evolving industries and markets globally. The range of knowledge and skills required by corporate managers requires the breadth of readily applicable concepts present in this course series. Each course acts as a refresher or a way to expand beyond the concepts taught in many MBA programs. Eric and Joe provide a means for managers to reassess and extend their knowledge in the context of their professional experience, and to review the major concepts and put them into a cohesive business strategy. This course provides an underpinning to understand how corporations are established and maintained. Within an organization, finance and financial employees manage the circulatory system of an organization. In an academic setting, finance is the study of how investors allocate their assets over time under conditions of certainty and uncertainty, and typically examines the relationship between money, time, and risk.