FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
2 credit hours
Financial Statement Analysis is an applied perspective on analyzing financial statements. There are three main skills students will learn upon completion of this course:
- Earnings management – how and why managers can move earnings up and down using accounting tricks, and how to detect and adjust for this.
- Profitability analysis – how to decompose a firm’s overall profitability into its key elements in order to tell whether the firm is really making money or losing money, where this is happening, and why it is happening.
- Statement analysis – how to pull apart a firm’s financial statements and footnotes so that its major business activities and results are clearly visible.
Financial Statement Analysis is designed to be particularly useful for finance-oriented students looking at consulting, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, general management, and investment and marketing careers.
Watch the below video for a brief introduction to the Financial Statement Analysis course: