Financial Statements, such as the balance sheet and income statement are fundamental to any business. They are seen as a “report card” on the financial performance and position of the business as at the end of the period. But, other than the bottom line result, what do the numbers really tell you? How do you make sense out of a “sea” of numbers? The financial statements may just contain more information than you thought. You can find out a lot about a company by reading between the lines and doing some analytical work.
This course is designed to provide non-finance executives with a working financial knowledge to enable them to evaluate their business decisions against the financial impact. Participants will develop an understanding of how to use the information in financial statements to evaluate the performance and health of a business, how to evaluate the profitability of investments and how to optimise their business decisions through break-even analysis.
This 3-day course provides a basic understanding of the different types of derivative instruments and their applications. Participants will be exposed to common derivative terminologies, understand the use of derivatives in hedging and speculative purposes. Although the course
will not cover valuation models for the different derivatives, conceptual explanations will be provided for participants to understand the sources of value.
With increased volatility in the currency markets, it is important that bankers as well as non-bank corporate treasurers understand the mechanics driving the foreign exchange markets. This course will provide participants with a sound understanding of the dynamics of the global foreign
exchange markets, factors which impact foreign exchange rates, pricing mechanisms, market practices and application of various products to hedge foreign exchange risks.
Mergers & Acquisitions refers to the aspect of corporate strategy and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that can finance or aid an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin. This 2 day course will equip you with the understanding of the types of acquisition and enhance your understanding in
the various integration strategies.
This 3-day intensive course has been systematically designed to be comprehensive to provide participants with the basic techniques in Letter of Credit operations in examining L/Cs and L/C applications and avoiding discrepancies. Day 2 will examine in detail the rules of L/C operations under the Uniform Customs & practice for Documentary Credits by the International Chambers of Commerce, Paris and other methods of payments & types of Bank Guarantees. Lastly, the Financing aspects for pre-shipment and post-shipment instruments will be examined, as well as how to manage key risks in international trade.
LA Trade Tech
Has a series of courses on Finance, Budgeting, Credit (repair), Mortgage, Buying and Selling.
All geared to the first-timer, low-income, community-oriented, etc.
Classes started today for Winter. Best bet is to go there now. (Washington and Grand, downtown LA, you can take the Blue Line, or otherwise, plan some extra time to find parking, its the first week of class...)
Do you think the economy will be fixed
I've noticed no job ads in NYC, particularly under finance/business where most of the good jobs used to be posted. I'm currently finishing up school in a "trade" school, but it's for a skill I can actually use that pays more than most college jobs. The thing is, I was considering taking college courses part time and maybe supplement this with at least an associates degree, but maybe a bachelors.
I figure if shit improves by the end of the 4 years then hey, I have a second option if this first one falls apart.