Financial analysis refers to an assessment of the financial health of a business or project. It is performed by analyzing ratios that make use of information taken from financial statements and other reports. The role of a financial analyst is to use spreadsheets and financial ratios to analyze account activity and highlight strengths and weaknesses of a business.
This program will appeal to managers and analysts who seek to expand their knowledge of corporate finance and financial analysis and for those interested in financial analysis and financial consulting. These positions research an organization and make recommendations for business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, economic analysis and forecasts.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of financial analysts is expected to grow at a rate of 34% between 2006 and 2016, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
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