Essentials of Financial Analysis
MBA 708 • 2 Credits • 7 Weeks • Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
In this course, students will gain familiarity with interpreting corporate financial statements, specifically how the information within the statements informs the corporate decision-making process. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to analyze the past performance of a corporation and the application of this analysis to the formulation of strategic decisions designed to influence future performance. Principles covered in this course include financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, comparative analysis, time series analysis, forecasting through proforma financial statements, and time value of money. Students will apply these concepts in business applications in subsequent graduate business coursework.