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Dupont AnalysisManagement AccountingBusiness AnalysisFinance

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Subtitles: English, Arabic

Learners taking this Course are

  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Financial Analysts
  • Accountants
  • Business Analysts
  • Entrepreneurs

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Course Overview & Week 1

16 videos (Total 82 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
16 videos
1.- Operational Finance: Course Outline1m
2.- Introduction: Operational Finance2m
3.- Polypanel Case: What to do?7m
4.- Polypanel Case: What to do? (continued)5m
5.- Business Analysis Part 1: Sales7m
6.- Business Analysis Part 1: Sales, (continued)3m
7.- Business Analysis Part 2: Strategy and Management5m
8.- P&L Analysis Part 1: Sales and Gross Margin6m
9.- P&L Analysis Part 1: Sales and Gross Margin, (continued)3m
10.- P&L Analysis Part 2: OPEX, EBITDA and Financial Results6m
11.- P&L Analysis Part 2: OPEX, EBITDA and Financial Results, (continued)2m
12.- What is a Balance Sheet?7m
13.- Polypanel's Balance Sheet8m
14.- Polypanel's Balance Sheet, (continued)7m
15.- Brief Recap3m
6 readings
Course Overview & Syllabus10m
About Week 110m
Required Reading Week 11h 20m
Optional Reading10m
Financial Terms & Definitions10m
Quiz Week 1 Solutions & Explanations10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Week 2: Operational Ratios and Forecasting

14 videos (Total 72 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
2.- Recap from Week 1, (continued)6m
3.- Operational Ratios: Days of Collection5m
4.- Operational Ratios: Days of Collection, (continued)3m
5.- Operational Ratios: Days of Inventory3m
6.- Operational Ratios: Days of Inventory, (continued)4m
7.- Operational Ratios: Days of Payment6m
8.- Operational Ratios: Days of Payment, (continued)4m
9.- Forecast of the P&L7m
10.- Forecast of the Balance Sheet (Theory)5m
11.- Forecast of the Balance Sheet (Theory), (continued)5m
12.- Forecast of the Balance Sheet (Polypanel)6m
13.- Forecast of the Balance Sheet (Polypanel), (continued)3m
14.- Brief Recap3m
4 readings
About Week 210m
Required Reading Week 230m
Optional Reading10m
Quiz Week 2 Solutions & Explanations10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 222m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Week 3: Diagnosis and Action Plan

13 videos (Total 77 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
2.- Recap from Week 2, (continued)7m
3.- Diagnosis (I)6m
4.- Need of Funds (NFO) and Working Capital (WC)6m
5.- Need of Funds (NFO) and Working Capital (WC), (continued)4m
6.- Diagnosis (II)4m
7.- Action Plan (I)7m
8.- Action Plan (I), (continued)6m
9.- Action Plan (II)6m
10.- Action Plan (II), (continued)5m
11.- Sustainable Growth6m
12.- Sustainable Growth, (continued)6m
13.- Brief Recap5m
3 readings
About Week 310m
Required Reading Week 345m
PolyPanel Balance Sheet and P&L with Forecast & Solutions to Quiz 310m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 322m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Week 4: Negative NFO and DuPont Analysis

16 videos (Total 86 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
16 videos
1.- Recap from Week 37m
2.- Recap from Week 3 (Part 2)3m
3.- Sensitivity Analysis7m
4.- Sensitivity Analysis (Part 2)5m
5.- An Example of Sustainable Growth6m
6.- Minimum Cash and Other Elements in the NFO7m
7.- Seasonal Companies6m
8.- Building up the ROE (Part 1)3m
9.- Building up the ROE (Part 2)5m
10.- Building up the ROE (Part 3)4m
11.- Blind Financial Statements5m
12.- Blind Financial Statements (Part2)3m
13.- Blind Financial Statements (Part 3)7m
14.- Brief Recap2m
15.- Course Conclusions6m
3 readings
About Week 410m
Considerations for Final Exam Parts I & II - Week 410m
Final Quiz Week 4 Part I Solutions10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz Week 4 - Part 120m
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Top reviews from Finance for Managers

By IAAug 15th 2018

It's a great course that helps break components of P&L and balance sheet.\n\nEmphasis is on Receivables, Payables, Dupont analysis and how these variables affect the cash/bank position of the firm.

By SSApr 14th 2017

Excellent course, Very highly recommend it! This is my first course in Coursera and what a surprise, it was great! Well explained, concise and the professor is excellent. This class is A+

Instructor

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Miguel Antón

Associate Professor
Financial Management

About IESE Business School

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