The missing links in your professional development
Ever have to Google something new before a big meeting, new project, or first shift in a new role? Wade through confusing and conflicting resources? And then pretend you actually know what you’re on about? There is a better way. Enhanced online-based short courses are your key to learning what you need to know as quickly and effectively as possible. And they work a heck of a lot better than experiential learning (learning by doing) alone.
Non-accredited courses have an important place in your professional development. Thanks to agile development, they’re incredibly up to date and reflective of contemporary conditions. Short courses directly address the learning outcomes and constraints of the individual student. In other words, they’re not too long, and not too short.
Reading financial statements – an essential skill for strategy professionals
There’s no two ways about it: understanding a company’s value means getting to know its financial statements. No media release, news story, statement from a director or cool website can tell you as much about where a company is headed. Getting in to the detail of a financial statement is a must-do if you’re:
- Analysing a potential investment
- Providing formal investment advice
- Consulting with a new organisation
- Conducting market research
- Conducting holistic fundamental analysis
- Trying to understand the nature of a business
- Providing management advice
Financial statements are where you can cut past all the fluff and spin, and see what kind of results the company is really achieving. Whether you’re a consultant, a manager with strategy oversight, or a professional with investment advice responsibilities, you’ve got to know what you’re looking for.
Looking for a way to get to grips with financial statements, without becoming a management accountant? Monarch Institute’s Navigating Financial Statements short course is the result of decades of development and refinement with finance industry stakeholders and clients including major banks. Because it’s 100% flexible and online, it’s the perfect just-in-time professional education solution.
Sources: psc.isr.umich.edu, lmip.gov.au