January 11 - Februray 15, 2018
6 Thursday evenings
6- 9 p.m.
205 Alfiero Center, north campus
$795, includes all costs
Obtain the skills necessary to understand and translate financial data quickly and easily. Gain an understanding of the general terms and concepts of finance and accounting. CPE credits are available upon completion.
Through lectures and in-class exercises during the first group of sessions, you will learn the basics of generally accepted accounting principles and how these principles are used to develop both the balance sheet and the income statement (also known as the profit and loss statement). You will learn how to use accounting information to perform ratio analysis and better understand the operations of both your company and its competitors. In addition, you will learn how to estimate a company's future funding needs, both through forecasting accounting statements and cash budgeting.
The second group of sessions will focus on finance. Here, you'll first develop an understanding of two basic principles of finance: the time value of money and the importance of cash flows. Next, you will apply these concepts to the problem of project evaluation and will discuss the techniques of net present value, internal rate of return and payback. Through extensive class exercises, you will understand how to apply these concepts in real-life situations and decide which projects are worthwhile investments for an organization.
Finally, we will briefly cover sources of funding and the key characteristics of debt (bonds) and equity (common stock), including their costs. Commercial bank loans and the concept of a company's weighted average cost of capital will also be discussed.
Please note that you need to be a U.S. resident to attend this
Managers, professionals, supervisors, support staff and others who work with financial information and want to obtain the skills necessary to understand and translate financial data quickly and easily.
Philip R. Perry
PhD, University of California at Berkeley
MBA, University of California at Berkeley
MS, California Institute of Technology
BS, Cornell University
Perry's interests are in the areas of corporate financial management, financial markets and financial institutions. He is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and he has participated in numerous activities to enhance the quality of teaching in the School of Management and the university.
American Finance Association
American Economic Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1969-1973: Officer, United States Air Force
$795 includes cost of all materials used for class
Payment can be made as follows:
Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or
Check made payable to UB Foundation Activities Inc. and mailed to:
Center for Executive Development
108 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
A $50 discount is available for:
University at Buffalo Executive MBA alumni
University at Buffalo Professional MBA alumni
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) program current student or alumni and
School of Management Alumni Association members
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