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FIN 564 XG - Applied Financial Analysis

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Provides key building blocks necessary for many careers in finance. Designed to provide a practical approach to analyzing and interpreting complex financial statements to make decisions from a range of user perspectives, including investment banks, equity investors and commercial banks. Advanced financial analysis and forecasting will be applied through assignments and casework. There will be an emphasis on business writing skills commonly applied by finance professionals. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: ACCY 501 or equivalent. A baseline understanding of financial accounting is expected of all students coming into this course.

Special Instructions:

This online section is only for students registered in-absentia. The goal of this course is to teach students how to value virtually any business or company. More importantly, the course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the underlying factors that drive a company-s value and how those factors differ across industries. This class is designed to be hands-on and interactive. We will study a series of cases using real companies in a variety of industries. For each case, we will discuss the company-s business model, analyze its most recent financial statements, and construct a financial forecast using a discounted cash flow model. Then we will incorporate all this information to explore various financial concepts and drivers of valuation. A particular focus will be to examine how these differ across companies, industries and market environments. We will also use each case to introduce and analyze specific issues within the financial statements. These will include

Academic Program Restrictions:

MS: Finance - UIUC

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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