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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.

Prerequisites

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

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Application

Name
Strategic Investments Application

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Type
Online
Days
T, Th
Time
3:00PM to 4:30PM
Dates
Nov 03, 2020 to Nov 12, 2020
Campus
Web-based Instruction
Type
Class
Days
F
Time
3:00PM to 4:30PM
Dates
Nov 13, 2020
Campus
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
19.0
Location
  • 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
Instructors
  • Susan Grover
Section Notes
Fall '20 Online: Class will run at the posted times via Zoom.  Link to Zoom meeting room and additional course materials will be posted to the course page in Gauchospace.