About the content
Financial analysis is about analyzing the past in order to understand the present and foresee the future of a company.
It’s aimed at answering two fundamental questions: one, will the firm be able to meet its financial obligations? – the lenders’ question. And two, will it create value over time? – the equity holders’ question.
To drive this learning outcome we have built this 4 week course which follows the case study of a real company, Gremlin. It is a fascinating tale of a company that disappeared without ever losing money. How’s that possible? Well… Take the course!
Participants will also be asked to produce their own analysis of a real company, immediately putting into practice what they will have learned from Professor Mackay.
Throughout the course participants are encouraged to exchange and compare notes through the forum and once a week, to connect with Peter and their peers in a live online session to get their questions answered.
Week 1: Introduction to financial analysis
Week 2: Investment analysis
Week 3: Analysis of financing
Week 4: Analysis of Profitability
Weeks 5 and 6 Case Study
PROFESSOR AT HKUST
Prof Mackay has taught finance for over 20 years in America, Asia, and Europe.
He is currently with HKUST, the top-ranked business school in the Asia-Pacific.
His areas of expertise include corporate finance, risk management, and corporate governance.
Professor Mackay has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others.
First Finance Institute is a online platform offering certified training in basic or advanced level in finance. FFI has forged partnerships with financial institutions and prestigious universities around the world.