|This course is an introduction to financial statements and the financial reporting process. Students learn to read and interpret the most common components of financial statements through a combination of textbook problems and cases taken from corporate financial reports. The objective of the course is to provide students with the skills necessary to read and analyze financial statements and to prepare students for more advanced financial statement analysis courses.
Classes consist of a combination of lectures and active discussions about financial accounting concepts and practice. Short cases involving corporate financial statements will be used to illustrate accounting concepts and to explore disclosure strategies of firms. Some attention is paid to international differences and how these may influence financial statement users.
|Students should purchase special textbook package on our Shop McGraw-Hill site starting 1 September 2012.|
Title: Financial Accounting for University of Chicago
|Based on a mid-term, final examination, and individual assignments. Cannot be taken pass/fail.|
Description and/or course criteria last updated: 07/2012
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