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Corporate Financial Reporting

Course Number:

45800


Faculty

Stephen Karolyi, skarolyi@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

MBA


Concentrations

Accounting


Course Description

 This course is designed to strengthen your ability to correctly interpret financial statements and their accompanying disclosures. The course is aimed at anyone whose career might involve working with accounting data and should be especially useful for those interested in consulting and financial analysis. Throughout the semester we will discuss the key disclosure rules in the United States, the communication methods available to managers managers' incentives and ability to exert discretion over reported earnings and the interplay between a company's corporate strategy and its financial reporting policies and practices. The course covers a number of topics of recent interest to the business community. (10/12)


Format

Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


Pre-requisites

45700 OR 45701