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Financial Statement Analysis

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €549 one-time
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Overview

Course Description
This course aims to equip you with the skills of a financial analyst. Upon completion, you will have the ability to analyse financial statements of various corporations (such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, McDonald’s, etc.) to compare and contrast their performance, liquidity, and solvency, viewing them through the lenses of a manager, banker, or shareholder.

Goals
• Understanding financial statements and various analytical techniques, including vertical analysis, horizontal analysis, common-sized statements, and ratio analysis.
• Comparing financial statements of different corporations, utilizing real-world data from major companies such as Google and Microsoft (sourced from www.finance.yahoo.com and www.sec.gov/EDGAR).
• Performing Liquidity, Profitability, and Solvency Analysis for comparable corporations (e.g., Coca-Cola and Pepsi) using data from www.finance.yahoo.com.
• Applying DuPont identity and conducting DuPont Analysis to evaluate the performance of different functional divisions within a corporation, such as management, marketing, and finance.
• Conducting a comprehensive Financial Statement analysis for a chosen corporation. Students will work on financial statements of their selected companies, accessing data from www.finance.yahoo.com, with guidance from the lecturer and instant feedback provided.

Recommended Literature
No mandatory textbooks are required; everything will be provided during the class.
Optional Reference material:

Damodaran, A. (2014). Applied Corporate Finance (4th ed.). Wiley.
Damodaran, A. (2012). Investment Valuation: Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset (3rd ed.). Wiley.
Weygandt, J. J., & Kimmel, P. D. (2022). Financial Accounting with International Financial Reporting Standards (5th ed.). Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-78705-1

Teaching Method
We will follow PBL (problem-based-learning). Problems will be provided or downloaded from the www.sec.gov/edgar or www.finance.yahoo.com
Assignments, Lectures, PBL, Presentations, Work in subgroups

Assessment Methods
Assignment, Participation, Presentation

Course Coordinator
Dr. Golam Robbani

Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023/24
Application deadline
15 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
8 Jul 2024
Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023/24
Application deadline
15 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
8 Jul 2024