3.00 credit hours
The goal of this course is twofold--to revisit important concepts in financial and managerial accounting, marketing, strategy and operations, and to see how they can be applied through the filter of finance. Put a little differently, what should students think about above and beyond analyzing accounting and financial information in assessing how value gets created within the firm? While students may have been exposed to some of these subjects in their undergraduate studies, this course will ensure they all have a common background and language. We will rely heavily on working with financial information from a broad range of companies and industries. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the key drivers behind financial results--what choices about business model and business strategy lead to the reported financial results.