After successfully completing the course, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to analyze financial statements in various decision-making situations. In particular, you will be able to analyze financial statements in order to evaluate (i) various aspects of the profitability of the firm, (ii) cash flows vs. accrual earnings, (iii) credit risk of the firm, and (iii) the value of the firm. You will, moreover, be familiar with how valuation models are used when preparing IFRS financial statements.
Most of all, you will not be fooled as easily by those kinds of folks:
The course will be delivered fully online and asynchronously (i.e. apart from testing no live interaction/presence requirements). You will approach the different topics module by module through the sections on the left, but are first required to familiarize yourself with the Syllabus and Practical Matters section to assure that we are all on the same side concerning deliverables, deadlines and assessment. Course content consists of materials published in the MyCourses sections (i.e., modules) and partly accessed through reading the relevant parts in the coursebook (Petersen, T & Plenborg, C. Financial Statement Analysis: Valuation - Credit Analysis - Executive Compensation. Prentice Hall.).
In case you face technical issues at any stage during this course please place those questions in the Technical Issues discussion forum. Questions by email will not be answered as the course is administered by more than one individual.