Course Description

The purpose of this course is to the develop the ability to analyze the financial statements of a business with the intent of investing in the company. This course covers the mechanics of financial statement analysis including balance sheet and income statement analysis, ratio analysis, and cash flow analysis. Students will analyze and evaluate free cash flow generation, profitability, and operating efficiency.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the accounts on a balance sheet.
• Understand an income statement.
• Interpret a statement of cash flows.
• Perform and understand ratio analysis.
• Perform and understand trend analysis.
• Understand the different objectives of financial statement analysis.


Must have completed ECON 1 - Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 2 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 3A - Financial Accounting (or equivalent courses) with a C grade or higher in each course. 

This Application for Candidacy must be completed and approved in order to enroll in this course and others within the Strategic Investments Program. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates



Strategic Investments Application

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3:00PM to 4:30PM
Jan 19, 2021 to Jan 28, 2021
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course fee credit (2 units) $300.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
2 units
  • Susan Grover
Section Notes

How to Access Your Online Course:


One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) below prior to the first class meeting. Textbooks can be purchased from the vendor of your choice.

No refunds after 1/17/21