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Number:AC325
Name:Financial Statement Analysis
Description:The objective of the course is to present a realistic and organized approach to financial reporting, with particular emphasis on the analysis of the end result of financial reporting--financial statements. Students are required to understand and analyze actual financial reports including footnotes. Consideration is given to current financial reporting problems, including lease presentation, pension presentation, options, postretirement benefits, financial-instrument disclosures, deferred taxes and restructuring.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every Fall
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): EC211
FN225

Course Objectives

Following completion of this course, students will be able to: • Convey the conceptual background and analytical tools necessary to understand and interpret business financial statements • Evaluate the financial health of a business enterprise • Explain the meaning and apply basic financial ratios and other metrics of financial performance • Analyze financial statements to evaluate credit worthiness, profitability, and efficiency

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2012 Financial Reporting and Analysis-Text 1-4390-8086-0 Gibson, Charles H. 12TH 11 South-Western Publishing
F 2011 FINANCIAL REPORTING & ANA 1-4390-8060-7 GIBSON 12 SW
F 2010 FINANCIAL REPORTING & ANA 0-324-65742-0 GIBSON 11 SW
F 2009 FINANCIAL REPORTING & ANA 0-324-65742-0 GIBSON FINANCIA 11 SW
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