Advanced Financial Statement Analysis – BUSI 532

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course examines advanced techniques for evaluating the financial stability of a company through its financial statements, and how the financial statements may be used for strategic planning and decision making.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course focuses on the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of a company's publicly available financial statements. The creation of spreadsheets for quick analysis is stressed.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences that will allow students to compare and contrast ideas.

Case Study Assignments (7)

The student will complete case studies based on the weekly concepts from the chapter readings.

Final Project: Comparing Companies and Report Assignment

Students will complete a final project. The purpose of the final project is to allow you to use all of the concepts studied during the course to analyze a publicly traded company of your choice. After completing the analysis, you will submit a report on the financial condition of the company.