This course focuses as much as possible on the practical application of financial statement analysis. The purpose of this course is to teach students the key analytical skills involved in reading and interpreting the financial position of a firm using financial statements knowledge of the industry and information about the marketplace to make better business decisions.
Owners (shareholders) expect managers to operate their companies in a way that produces profit. As such, managers must know how their decisions affect the company's profits. This course endeavors to give a student the skills to be a more effective manager.