Financial Analysis For Managers I –


(3 credits)

This course is designed to frame financial issues for non-financial managers. Basic accounting and financial terminology and concepts are introduced and practiced. Topics covered include the accounting environment, financial statements, financial markets, working capital management and financial planning, and internal controls.
This undergraduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Principles of Financial Statement Preparation

  • Determine the importance of ethics and internal control programs and describe effective control techniques.
  • Assess the key relationships between the four financial statements.
  • Assess the key relationships between the basic accounting equation and the financial statements.
  • Prepare financial statements from a trial balance.

Principles of Finance

  • Examine the functions of financial markets, intermediaries, and regulatory bodies.
  • Describe the different sources of capital used by organizations.

Managerial Accounting

  • Explain the importance of TVM (Time Value of Money) analysis within the organization.
  • Examine the concepts of receivables, payables management, and cash management.
  • Identify various inventory management concepts.
  • Describe the elements of working capital and the cash conversion cycle.

Financial Statement Analysis

  • Determine fixed and operating costs and the application of operating leverage.
  • Recognize the impact of variable costs, margins and profitability.
  • Analyze financial statements using financial ratio analysis.

Accounting Principles

  • Describe the impact of the regulatory and compliance environment on accounting.
  • Identify the four types of financial statements.
  • Illustrate the accounting cycle.
  • Define basic accounting concepts, terminology, and transactions.

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