ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING WITH FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
ACC7500-Analysis and Forecasting with Financial Statements
Students who take ACC7500 may not take ACC7502 and vice versa.
This course is targeted for students who are considering careers in corporate finance, investments, and related fields as well as those who are considering working towards the CFA certification. The course covers reporting topics that are either omitted or only lightly addressed in the introductory reporting course (e.g., equity investments, acquisitions, deferred taxes, stock-based compensation) Students have the opportunity to perform an in-depth financial & ESG analysis of a company of their choice (individual or group project) and to present their analysis in class. Students will learn how to make adjustments to the financials for GAAP-required disclosures that do not match their value-creating effect on the firm. Once the financials have been "scrubbed" or normalized, integrated financial and ESG analysis can take place to evaluate risk and performance. Finally, students will have the opportunity to build an integrated, 3-statement forecast that can be used to explicitly analyze the impact of different strategic and financial decisions on the future performance and value of the firm.
Prerequisites: ACC7200 or ACC7800
This course is typically offered in the following semesters: Fall and Spring
Department:Accounting and Law
Course Level:MSF Elective (Grad),Graduate Elective (Grad)