Overview: This course provides employees and managers with an understanding of basic financial terms and concepts, enabling them to connect their activities and work products with the company's bottom line.
We survey five analysis techniques for evaluating projects, emphasizing what critical question each technique seeks to answer so that project engineers and managers can work more intelligently with reps from company finance to assess their project's potential.
We then review the company’s Income Statement and Balance Sheet, applying financial ratios to compare our company’s financial performance with that of several competitors. The course concludes with a case study that asks participants to apply what they have learned and analyze reports as executives would.
Instructor's presentation was the best I've experienced in a very long time, outstanding! Anritsu, Marketing Engineer Manager
Well-organized, complete in both lecture and handout. Should be a mandatory class. Spansion, Senior Program Manager
ROXANNA DUNN holds a Masters in Education and an MBA in Information Technology. She spent 20 years managing engineers at Hewlett Packard Company, including a number of years developing business systems architectures. She weaves the conceptual view of academia with the real-world view of corporate experience and the integration view of architecture. Her emphasis is on how management methods connect long-range, high level plans with daily, individual activities.