This is a review of Business Finance Essentials by Bracker, Lin and Pursley:https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/business-finance-essentials. This review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
This is a review of Business Finance Essentials by Bracker, Lin and Pursley:https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/business-finance-essentialsThis review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
This is a review of Finance for Managers by the Lardbucket Book Project: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/finance-for-managersThis review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
This a review of the Finance Theroy I by Andrew Lo, M.I.T. OpenCourseWarehttps://louis.oercommons.org/courses/finance-theory-i-fall-2008-2This review was completed by Clifford Stephens, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Louisiana State University.
This is an advanced professional course intended for individuals working in banks, investment companies, stock brokers or large corporate finance departments. There are three distinct parts: the first four chapters review approaches to valuation of financial assets; the next nine chapters cover one aspect of the firm operations and draw conclusions on the implications for the value of the firm to investors; the last two chapters incorporate economic forecasting to an assessment of firm's strategy. There is a general theme repeated through all the chapters that there are many different purposes of analysis of a company's financial condition and the focus changes accordingly, but the methods remain essentially the same. All well known analytical methods are presented with examples showing their use, and with, just as importantly, a discussion of their limitations.
After completing this course a student should
- be able to take certification exams to become a financial analyst
- understand the context in which financial analysis is conducted
- be familiar with all the commonly used techniques of financial analysis
- know the importance of external economic and industry factor, and how to incorporate them in the analysis
- be able to make recommendations on decisions to buy or sell shares
- adequately manage with the shortcomings of accounting numbers
- appreciate the usefulness and limitations of statistical inference techniques
- know how to analyze all major investment and financial decisions
This Open Textbook is a dynamic guide incorporating the essential skills needed to build a foundation in Financial Analysis. Students and readers will learn how to insightfully read a Financial Statement, utilize key financial ratios in order to derive forward-looking investment-related inferences from the accounting data, engage in elementary forecasting and modeling, master the theory of the Time Value of Money, and learn to price stocks and bonds in an environment in which interest rates constantly change. Ample problems and solutions, and review questions are provided to the student so that s/he can gauge his/her progress. This text will be continually updated in order to provide novel information and enhance students’ experiences.