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ACCT 218 - Financial Statement Analysis


Semester Hours: 3
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This course introduces students to methods of utilizing external financial statements for investment and other business decisions. It explores financial accounting topics from the standpoint of a financial statement user and enables students to interpret various financial statement disclosures in an informed manner. Financial reporting issues are discussed in terms of its effect on assessments of a firm’s profitability and risk. Topics will include analytical tools and concepts in competitor analysis, credit decisions, bankruptcy prediction, and valuation. This course is designed for both MBA and MS students who expect to use financial statements as part of their professional responsibilities.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
ACCT 203  or approved equivalent, except for MS in accounting  students, who may take ACCT 203  as a corequisite. Open only to matriculated graduate students in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business  and in other Schools at Hofstra where appropriate. See specific program requirements.


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