Financial Analysis for Managers
This course focuses on the usefulness of financial information and data as well as the applications of analytical tools to evaluating the viability, stability, and sustainability of both private and public organizations. It also covers key topics in cost analytics, master budgeting, investment appraisal, and management control systems. Concepts from financial accounting, managerial accounting and finance will be discussed, primarily in the context of utilities sector, healthcare sector, NFPOs, and local governments.
After completing this course, you should be able to (a) explain clearly the concepts and techniques of accounting and finance; (b) develop and sharpen analytical skills via the application of analytical techniques on financial data and financial reports information; and (c) to use the financial information to make important decisions, such as approving, terminating, or deferring projects; in private (both for-profit and NFPO) as well as public organizations.