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Financial Statements Analysis

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short description:
This course shows how accounting information is used for analysis and decision making by comparing ratios, short and long term debt paying ability, and profitability.
long description:

1. COURSE NUMBER & TITLE: Financial Statement Analysis

2. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course shows how accounting information is used for analysis and decision making by comparing ratios, short and long term debt paying ability, and profitability.

3. COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learners will be expected to . . .

3.1 Use the tools and techniques of financial statement analysis.
3.2 Evaluate the financial position of the firm.
3.3 Prepare using generally accepted accounting principles financial statements.
3.4 Prepare the balance sheet, income statement, retained earnings, and statement of cash flows.
3.5 Use financial information for decision making.
3.6 Determine short-term and long-term debt paying capacity of corporations.
3.7 Analyze profitability.
3.8 Perform the analytical methods of particular concern to investors.
3.9 Prepare a statement of cash flows, and use related ratios.
3.10 Utilize financial ratios from the perspective of various types of users.
3.11 Adjust for the effects of changing prices on the financial statements.
3.12 Analyze specialized industries.
3.13 Develop financial reporting for personal, governmental, and non-profit institutions.

4. COURSE CONCEPTS: Learners will understand the major concepts of . . .

4.1 The balance sheet, income statement, and statement of retained earnings.
4.2 The basics of financial statement analysis.
4.3 Liquidity of short-term assets.
4.4 Short-term debt-paying ability.
4.5 Long-term debt paying.
4.6 Analysis of profitability.
4.7 Analysis for the investor.
4.8 Statement of cash flows.
4.9 Impact of changing prices on financial statements.
4.10 Analysis of special industries.
4.11 Personal financial statements.
4.12 Accounting for governmental institutions.
4.13 Accounting for other non-profit institutions.

5. COURSE/LEARNING ASSESSMENT: Learners are expected to complete all performance requirements for the course and to demonstrate mastery of the course concepts and course learning outcomes through the completion of required assignments. This will require Learners to use library resources and to document research with citations, bibliographies, and references as applicable in completing their coursework.

In addition to library research, mastery of course concepts may require demonstration of course concepts, critical thinking, and communication skills by a combination of examinations, term papers, oral presentations, self-assessments, and written assignments.

Gibson, Charles H. (2004). Financial Reporting & Analysis: Using Financial Accounting Information (9E ed.). Cincinnati OH: Southwest Publishing Co. ISBN 0324186436.

This text is a very comprehensive text in that it builds upon knowledge that has been previously learned in other accounting and financial courses. This text upon the student?s successful completion will provide the student with the necessary tools to be able to dissect any set of financial statements and provide an objective analysis of the health of the entity being analyzed.

Garrison, R. and Noree, E. (2003), Managerial Accounting (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Publishers. ISBN is 0-07-25812-5.

Your grade for this course will be based on mastery of course concepts as demonstrated by successfully completing the performance requirements

Your grade for this course will be based upon mastery of course concepts and the successful completion of all assignments. You will be evaluated on your ability to research, evaluate what you have read, and to express your knowledge as a written product. This will be demonstrated through your responses to ?Questions for Discussion.? Your work will be evaluated as follows:

Each assignment is weighted equally in the grade for the course. The criteria is how closely the submitted answers conform to the possible answers given the material in the text and each assignment therefore all work must be shown in the pursuit of the answers.

Course Participation:
Learners are ultimately responsible for participating in a course through the following academic activities: uploading assignments, posting to discussion folders and responding to mentor and academic advisor inquiries. Learners are expected to be involved in ongoing instructional activities based on the recommended schedule for course completion as detailed in the syllabi. In order to actively participate in a course, Learners must make contact with their faculty mentor on a regular basis through one of the following methods:

? Posting of an assignment (e.g., a paper, project, etc.) in the Course Work area of the course web site.
? Posting of an assignment to share with the faculty mentor and other Learners in the course web site (e.g., a review of a book or article, a proposal for a research study, a presentation in the form of a PowerPoint presentation file, reporting on participation in a research study, etc).
? Participation in a threaded discussion in the course web site (e.g., commenting on a discussion question posted by the faculty mentor, providing feedback to another Learner, etc.).
? Viewing instructional materials (e.g., a PowerPoint presentation prepared by the faculty tutor, a streaming audio or video presentation, etc.).

Your answers to the problems and cases should demonstrate your ability to think critically using terminology and relationships presented in this course. You will be expected to use and document your use of library reference material as necessary to adequately complete your assignments. Copying material directly from the textbook or reference material without interpretation and reflection will not satisfy the requirements for critical thinking. Responses copied directly from the textbook or reference material without proper citing, will be returned to you without a grade.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: All work submitted in each course must be the Learner?s own. This includes all assignments, exams, papers, and other projects required by the faculty mentor. The submission of another person?s work represented as that of the Learner?s without properly citing the source of the work will be considered plagiarism and will result in an unsatisfactory grade for the work submitted or for the entire course, and may result in academic dismissal. To avoid plagiarism, do not ?copy and paste? into any assignments without using quotations marks and citing in APA format the source of the material. Your work may be submitted to for originality evaluation.

credits obtained:
Final Completion leads to 3 Credits
minimum class size:
Everyday excluding Sundays
fee comments:
To be paid before enrollment but would accept terms of LIMU
 session structure





Financial Statements Analysis

live session

This course shows how accounting information is used for analysis and decision making by comparing ratios, short and long term debt paying ability, and profitability.

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: May be flexible depending on class size, and number of days to teach.

languages: English
duration: 1h 0m
fee: 1000US$  (10000lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online

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description of :
Have Lectured post-graduate students for 2 years and Undergraduate students for 2 years
Teacher's qualifications:
Currently Working on my PhD Dissertaton in Administration with specialization in Financial Management through online with the Northcentral University in Arizona, USA.
's preferred teaching style:
Through posting of assignment for Grading and Discussion online. Please refer detailed course outline posted for financial statements analysis

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