Accounting and Finance Analytics
The main objective of this course is to gain expertise in analyzing an organization's financial statements and related disclosures, in order to evaluate its performance. Students will learn about the key components of financial statements and then apply ratio and variance analysis to determine the financial position of a company. By extracting data and analyzing financial statements, students will improve their ability to make informed decisions about an organization's financial health. Toward the end of the course, students will also learn about capital investment decisions and discounted cash flow analysis, which can be used to support management decisions in various businesses.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
-Describe core accounting principles as well as locate financial information for publicly traded companies
-Define and classify accounts on the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
-Perform ratio and variance analysis on financial statements to identify trends and areas of concern for a company
-Evaluate capital budgeting techniques to determine financial viability of a project