Financial Accounting and Analysis

 5 weeks of content/4-5 hours per week

Course Information

Course Length : 5 Weeks
Estimated Effort : 4 – 5 hours per week

Course Overview

Are you one of those professionals who is curious and wants to learn about financial statements, but is intimidated by financial numbers and jargon? Then this course is for you!

In this course, we will demystify accounting jargon, help you understand financial statements and analyse them for better decisions. Whatever be your background – marketing, operations, supply chain, strategy, engineering or others, in today’s competitive world, you need to use and interpret crucial financial data for making informed decisions.

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the various elements of financial statements
  • Apply accounting principles related to its preparation
  • Use tools and techniques to analyse and interpret the key parameters of financial performance

The course has direct application and high relevance in every professional’s life. Concepts learnt in the course can be applied in day to day management for improving operations and creating value for the organization. You will also be able to assess financial implications of your decisions.

The course will be covered in an easy, simple and interactive manner through various hands-on activities, short cases and easy-to-understand examples.

No previous finance knowledge is needed. Come armed with enthusiasm and curiosity to learn.

Professor Padmini Srinivasan

Course Instructor
Finance & Accounting
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB).

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Course Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to People Management

Difference between People Management and Human Resource Management; impact of individual and organizational factors on people management.

Week 2: Getting Work Done Through Others

Challenges of getting work done; significance of prioritization and assigning work to team members.

    Week 3: Assessment and Evaluation

    Concept of performance management and role of a manager in the different stages of the performance management process.

    Week 4: Building Peer Networks

    Understanding the importance of peer networks in an organization; being able to influence those on whom you have no authority.

      Week 5: Essentials of Communication

      Concept of the communication process with reflection on various barriers to effective communication and ways to overcome.

      Week 6: Managing Self

      Reflection on what does it mean to be a people manager; building a personal development plan for oneself.