Using Financial Statements

The objective of this course is to increase your ability to extract, interpret and use information from financial statements. We will emphasize the understanding, organizing and summarizing of financial data for decision-making purposes related to valuation.

The course focuses on financial and accounting analysis, which consists of documenting and understanding a firm’s profitability relative to past performance and comparable firms. Ratio analysis, accounting quality, earnings management and credit analysis will be focal points of this course.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • reinforce your knowledge of financial accounting from prior and current coursework, and
  • be a more sophisticated user of financial information in terms of where to get information and how to analyze it.