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Course Description

 

The objective of this course is to introduce students to financial statement analysis from the point of view of the primary and everyday users of financial statements: company management, lenders, and investors.  This course focuses on the aspects of effective analysis of financial statements and it introduces the analytical tools to assess a company’s performance, the concept of quality of earnings, approaches to valuation, and other issues.  Particular emphasis is placed on revenue recognition, earnings quality, cash flow, and ratio analysis.  Students gain an understanding of the biases and limitations of financial statements.  Also students will review the concepts of common-size statements, benchmarking, and trend analysis.

 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student should able to:

  • Evaluate a company’s performance in comparison to peers based on a thorough review of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.
  • Interpret the financial results of a company to gain a solid understanding of financial performance and make informed decisions in two key areas: investment and financing.
  • Analyze earnings quality and differentiate between core and non-core earnings and activities
  • Review the footnotes section of an annual report for contingencies and material disclosures 
  • Understand the relationship between risk and return and how financial statements impact risk-return analyses.

Notes

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Class
Days
F
Time
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Nov 01, 2019 to Nov 08, 2019
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2019 to Nov 09, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $1,055.00
Type
Class
Days
F
Time
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Mar 13, 2020 to Mar 20, 2020
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Mar 14, 2020 to Mar 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $1,055.00
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