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University of California, Davis

Analysis of Financial Information

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In this program, you will learn to understand the sources and decision usefulness of your company’s financial information. Using cases based on current news events, you will learn how to analyze financial statements and other corporate disclosures to communicate important insights into your company’s operating, investing, and financing decisions. The program will also highlight various elements of the infrastructure of financial reporting that lead to high quality financial information.

Learning Objectives & Program Benefits This program has been designed to improve your financial and business acumen with the ultimate goal of understanding how routine, as well as innovative, decisions affect your companies’ performance as measured by accounting metrics. You will:

  • Learn the language of finance
  • Gain insights and tools to help you decode how financial decisions impact the overall business strategy
  • Discuss how your increased knowledge of finance can lead to improving the overall strategic performance of your institution

Who should attend

Designed for managers or executives without a strong background in accounting or experience analyzing financial statements, but who realize the importance of such skills in today’s global marketplace.


Research Expertise: International financial reporting issues and corporate governance, including the role of internal control and auditing in the development of high quality financial information. A former practicing Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Hollis Skaife earned her master’s and Ph.D. i...


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