Financial Statement Analysis
This course covers the mechanics of financial statement analysis including balance sheet and income statement analysis, ratio analysis, and cash flow analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on quality of earnings analysis.
What you can learn.
- Receive a balanced view of financial analysis, including both equity and credit analysis, as well as cash-based and earnings-based valuation models
- Understand how to analyze free cash flow generation, profitability, and operating efficiency
- Learn methods of evaluating the impact of leverage on business risk and return on equity
- Recognize how to interpret actual excerpts from financial reports and footnotes
About this course:This course is intended for financial and credit analysts, CPA or CFA candidates, investors, business managers, or individuals who are involved in equipment or real estate financing, leasing, or trade credit analysis. The course focuses on the mechanics of financial statement analysis, including balance sheet and income statement analysis, ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, common size analysis, and trend analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on quality of earnings analysis. Students are expected to analyze and evaluate free cash flow generation, profitability, operating efficiency, and the impact of leverage on business risk and return on equity.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Financial Statement Analysis.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Required course in the Finance Certificate.
Enrollment limited. Materials required.
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.