Accounting and Financial Analysis programme

Financial statements are the main source of information about firms, so we have to make them work for us.

In this programme you will learn to assess the performance of a company by undertaking a careful analysis of its financial statements.

You will gain a firm grounding in the issues surrounding corporate governance, key regulatory frameworks and an understanding of their impact on financial statements.

Hear from Chris Higson, who teaches on the Accounting and Financial Analysis programme, share his insights on the importance of understanding financial statements.

Key topics include:

  • Financial statements and accounting standards
  • Modern financial analysis techniques
  • Revenue recognition and expense matching
  • Assets and liabilities recognition.

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Use financial statements to evaluate a company's performance
  • Assess a company's ability to meet its liabilities
  • Understand the impact of accounting standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand major governance issues

You will have the opportunity to use real-life business case studies to apply key concepts introduced in lectures. Group work and discussions will reinforce your learning, and great emphasis is placed on class participation.

Because these programmes attract experienced, diverse and motivated business professionals from around the world, you gain inspiring international perspectives on accounting and financial analysis.

Accounting and Financial Analysis is offered in both one-week and evening formats and share the same curriculum.

The one-week format is an intensive learning experience with the programme running over five consecutive days. Work continues from morning to evening to enable you to benefit from maximum learning.

The evening format is held every Wednesday evening for 10 weeks so you may study without disruption to your work life. Every second Thursday an optional tutorial gives participants an opportunity to practice and apply their learning. While the evening format requires less hours on campus, participants spend a significant proportion of their time outside of this for preparation and reflection of programme material.

The Accounting and Financial Analysis programme forms part of a three-programme sequence including Valuation; and Funding, Risk and Restructuring, which can be taken individually or in any combination. Complete all three day/evening programmes and become a member of the Alumni community, with exclusive access to an international network of business professionals.

Programme dates

26 - 30 January 2015 (one-week format) 
17 - 21 August 2015 (one-week format)  
30 September - 02 December 2015 (evening format)

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Key details

Next one-week programme

Duration: 5 days
Next start: 26 January 2015 (one-week format)
: London

Fees £6,700

Next evening programme

Duration: 1 evening per week for 10 weeks
Next start: 30 September 2015
Location: London

Fees: £4,800

Contact us

David Ratcliffe, Programme Associate

Tel: +44 (0)20 7000 7051

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