FINANCE & ACCOUNTING - Mini MBA: Accounting & Finance
This workshop emphasizes the internal workings of the finance/control function as it communicates with external and internal constituencies to provide information for decision making under uncertain conditions. It also focuses on the impact of capital markets on corporate finance, risk, and governance. This workshop provides a conceptual backdrop both for the financial/economic dimensions of strategic business management and for understanding the nature of financial statements, analyzing data, planning and controlling. Finally, it is targeted at providing a university-quality ‘MBA’ overview of finance/accounting, planning/control, risk management, and corporate governance.
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-Identify and critique specific concepts, rules, and procedures in place for corporate financial reporting
-Specify the exact nature and scope of corporate financial reporting
-Integrate risk management and corporate governance
-Understand the content of and relationships between financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows)
-Understand discounted cash flow (DCF) techniques and their application to financial decision making
-Understand the budgeting process, including performance evaluation
-Learn how to communicate and to question financial information effectively
While no particular level of prior knowledge is needed, there is an assumption that the attendees are committed to immersing themselves in a learning situation.