Description: Understanding the financial health of a company is critical to all managers who make decisions based on financial information. In short, students need to understand how a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) thinks if they want to succeed as a leader in their organization. This course introduces students to the critical nature of finance, including an overview of key financial statements, management footnotes, financial concepts and analysis. Students will also learn how company financials and ratios relate to the overall goals of the enterprise, and study industry ratios and comparisons. Students will also gain an understanding of how each functional unit within an organization utilizes financial information and reporting to identify the health of their department. Students will utilize what they have learned throughout the course to compare and contrast the health of major public corporations. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2019