Management, M.S. - Business Analysis and Valuation


Business Analysis and Valuation - FINA 508

Credit Hours: 3


Financial statements are the basis for a wide range of business analysis, and effective management practice is impossible without an understanding of how to analyze and interpret these statements. This course helps students analyze any company’s financial statements to reveal its true condition and value. This introduces a four–step framework for analyzing a company’s financial statements. It begins with business strategy analysis, focusing on understanding the firm’s competitive position within its industry, its key success factor and its risks. The second stage is accounting analysis examining how effectively the company’s financial statements reflect business economics and strategy. Next, the course explores financial ratios and cash flow measures to examine operations and financial performance. Managers will learn how to conduct prospective analysis to construct meaningful forecasts and valuations. Finally, managers will critically reflect on Christian ethics in finance and accounting.

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