In this course, you’ll explore how financial statement data and non-financial metrics can be linked to financial performance. Professors Rick Lambert and Chris Ittner of the Wharton School have designed this course to help you gain a practical understanding of how data is used to assess what drives financial performance and forecast future financial scenarios. You’ll learn more about the frameworks of financial reporting, income statements, and cash reporting, and apply different approaches to analyzing financial performance using real-life examples to see the concepts in action. By the end of this course, you’ll have honed your skills in understanding how financial data and non-financial data interact to forecast events and be able to determine the best financial strategy for your organization.
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Module 1: Introduction, Balance Sheet and Income Statement
Module 2: Cash Flow Statement
Module 3: Financial Statement Analysis
Module 4: Linking Non-Financial Metrics to Financial Performance
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TOP REVIEWS FROM FINANCIAL ACUMEN FOR NON-FINANCIAL MANAGERS
Weeks 1-3 are a decent overview of accounting and regularly used financial measures for performance. Week 4 is entirely different; it is a great introduction to and overview of predictive analytics.
It is a good course and was helpful. The multiple choice questions
were tough because it felt like there wasn't enough information to
answer them effectively.
Would be helpful if more case examples were provided from the health industry, such as health service organizations, pharmaceutical companies, or private health insurance companies.
A bit too theoritical in my view -- might be useful for large corporations, but felt a bit lacking in more practical terms. Good value anyways
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