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MSDS 474-DL : Accounting and Finance for Analytics Managers


This course reviews principles of corporate finance and managerial accounting with a focus on the work of analytics managers. Analytics managers are often responsible for the profit-and-loss (P&L) of their projects and divisions which have certain unique needs in terms of workflow, co-working with other businesses, cooperating with multiple stakeholders (especially IT), and also employing highly specialized knowledge professionals. To support these responsibilities, students learn how to conduct breakeven (cost-volume-profit) analysis, apply discounted cash flow analysis, and compute return on investments. Students also learn how to read balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements and infer risks related to companies. The course provides in-depth coverage of spreadsheet programming methods, setting the stage for subsequent financial modeling work.

This is a required course for the Analytics Management specialization.

Prerequisites: MSDS 402-DL Introduction to Data Science.

Winter 2019
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/07/19 - 03/25/19Optional Sync Th
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse FormatStatusCAESAR Course ID
Daugherty, Kathryn
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