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Cornell University    
  Jan 20, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 3520 - Financial Statements Analysis

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Forbidden Overlap: NBA 5060 .
Prerequisite: AEM 2010 , AEM 2225 , AEM 2240 .

J. McKinley.

The course will focus on developing a framework for analyzing financial statements to make business decisions. The framework is intended to enhance the ability to qualitatively and quantitatively assess financial information. Goals of the course include learning to read financial statements for relevant information, understanding the impact of a business’ accounting choices and estimates, analyzing financial ratios and cash flow measures and methods for valuation of a business. Cases are incorporated in class discussions and assignments in order to illustrate concepts and allow students to put into practice the tools presented.

Outcome 1: Develop effective communication skills in finance.

Outcome 2: Attain analytical and functional competency in basic business and economic skills.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate working knowledge of ethics and ability to apply to real world settings.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate ability to solve practical business problems and make an impact in real world and society.

Outcome 5: Develop skills to be critical consumers of business information and research.

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