Finance and Accounting for Business Leadership
Accounting and finance are the language of business, the key measurements of your organization’s successes and failure. This seminar introduces participants to several financial topics that form the foundation for practical executive decision-making. The program sessions provide useful tools for professionals who come across financial information in their daily work but may not have a strong background in finance. Participants from a broad range of industries will benefit from this seminar.
The objective of this seminar is to help aspiring professionals better understand financial information and how it can be applied in their decision-making process. Participants will be introduced to the three primary financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flow and how these statements should be read and analyzed. There will also be a short introduction to various financial ratios along with an overview of other key financial topics such as valuation, capital structure, and capital budgeting.
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The Loyola Difference: The Finance and Accounting for Business Leadership seminar brings together managers and professionals from across various industries to collaborate and learn how financial information can be evaluated and used responsibly and ethically in the business decision-making process.
Next Seminar Dates: April 18, 20, 25 & 27, 2017
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Consecutive weeks)
Location: Loyola University Maryland, Timonium Graduate Center
Fee: $2,800, includes all course materials, and session food and beverages
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Please contact the Executive Education program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-617-2303 for registration questions or additional details.
- Develop an understanding of terms and techniques used in accounting and financial analysis
- Learn to read and analyze corporate financial statements
- Evaluate your organization’s performance through hands-on financial analysis
- Acquire financial tools that will lead to more profitable decision making
Jalal Soroosh, Ph.D., CMA
Jalal Soroosh is a Professor of Accounting in the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in accounting from The University of Mississippi and holds a Certificate in Management Accounting (CMA). His teaching and research interests are primarily in financial and managerial accounting, and he has extensive teaching experience in various MBA/EMBA programs in China and Peru. In addition to over thirty years of teaching accounting, he has a variety of practical experiences with Arthur Andersen & Co., Coopers & Lybrand (PWC), C.W. Amos & Company (RSM McGladrey), McCormick, Reznick Fedder & Silverman, and NeighborCare.
Jalal has published numerous articles in practitioners and academic journals such as the CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, Management Accounting, Corporate Controller and the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. His article in the September 2011 of Strategic Finance received the Lybrand Certificate of Merit awarded by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), and his article in the July 2004 issue of the CPA Journal received the 2004 MAX Black Outstanding Article Award by the New York State Society of CPAs. Jalal served as the KPMG Faculty Fellow at Loyola University Maryland for two years, and was recognized as the Most Valued Professor by MBA Fellows class of 2007.
Mark Johnson, Ph.D.
Mark A. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland. His research interests include ﬁnancial markets, behavioral ﬁnance, consumer sentiment, financial literacy, and investments. He has contributed to media outlets such as Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, The Daily Record, Baltimore Business Journal, and The Baltimore Sun.
He holds a B.S. from Florida State University, M.S. degrees from Florida International University and the University of New Orleans, and a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans. Mark has won multiple teaching and research awards and enjoys sharing his passion for finance with others.