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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 €499 one-time
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Please note that this course will take place online.

Course Description
The aim of this course is to make you a financial analyst. After finishing this course, you will be able to analyse financial statements of two or more corporations (such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, McDonald etc.) to compare and contrast the performance, liquidity, and solvency from the points of view of a manager, banker, or shareholder.

After completing this course students will understand:
1. What are financial statements and what are analytical techniques available.
What are vertical analysis, horizontal analysis, common-sized statements, and ratio analysis,
2. How to compare financial statements of two unequal corporations (we will use real world information of large corporations such as as Google Microsoft etc. from www.finance.yahoo.com)
3. What are, and how to perform, Liquidity, Profitability, and Solvency Analysis of two comparable corporations (Coca-Cola and Pepsi) taking data from www.finance.yahoo.com
4. What is DuPont identity and how to perform DuPont Analysis. How DuPont Analysis helps us calculate the performance of different functional divisions of a corporation— such as the management, marketing, and finance divisions.
5. How to perform a complete Financial Statement analysis of a corporation. Students will work on the financial statements of two companies of their choice downloading data from www.finance.yahoo.com. This class will be guided by the lecturer and instant feedback will be provided.

Recommended Literature
No textbook is required for you to buy. As a reference, the course will use this book: Weygandt, Kimmel and Kieso: Financial Accounting IFRS Ed. By Wiley.

Teaching Method
PBL (problem-based-learning)

Apart from short lectures, we will follow problem-based learning (PBL) to make learning sessions interesting, enjoyable, and effective. We will emphasize on “learning by doing“ and working in groups and practicing with real financial statements downloaded from www.finance.yahoo.com

Assessment Methods
Class Participation; Quiz; in-class tests; homework; group work, and presentation

This course is suitable for:
• Current students of business studies at any level: bachelors and Masters
• Start-ups and new entrepreneurs who are already managing, or planning to open, a business
• Current and potential investors in stock markets
• Students who have already studied accounting but who would like to refresh their knowledge

Course Coordinator
Dr. Golam Robbani

Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023
Application period has ended
Studies commence
24 Jul 2023
Apply now! Maastricht Summer School 2023
Application period has ended
Studies commence
24 Jul 2023