Management Foundations: Financial Statements (Virtual Session)

September 18, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Virtual Session

Seminar Details
Refresh and expand your knowledge and ability to use financial statements to understand how your organization is performing. In this course, we go beyond the financial statements as the firm’s ‘report card’ and begin to establish some habits for breaking down the info and diving deeper, even if you have little- to no-experience with financial statements.  You’ll improve your ability to ask salient questions about financial performance and you’ll gain greater confidence in working with financial information in general.  We will walk through a large number of examples to get a good feel for the various indicators, both positive and negative, and we’ll connect the dots to get a sense of what a firm’s future economic performance might be.

  • Using financial statements to assess the financial health of a firm
  • Identifying firms with sustainable performance
  • Identifying firms that are fraud risks and/or have used aggressive accounting

  • Understand and evaluate the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows
  • Digest the information on financial statements to make sound investment decisions
  • Evaluate and articulate the financial position of a firm to stakeholders
Earn a Concentration or your Advanced Management Certificate

This seminar qualifies for one day out of five in the Business Execution Concentration.
Earn a concentration by taking five seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 15 seminar days across three defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.

*The current healthcare situation requires that the Olin Business School provide participants with learning conditions that protect the health of participants, business school staff, and faculty. Thus, for the foreseeable future, Olin Executive Education seminars will be appropriately modified to be delivered via Zoom and our new Learn.WashU platform. Olin faculty are well-versed and adept at working with these technological solutions to maximize participant learning and content quality.



Thomas D. Fields, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Washington University’s Olin Business School

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

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