BUS500 All Modules Discussions (October 2019)

BUS 500 Financial Intelligence

Module 1 Discussion

Financial Information

All public entities must disclose annual (and quarterly) financial results to the public.

What type of information can financial data convey?

What type of information can financial data not convey?

Comment on both questions above. Do research on the Internet and show references for the information. Comments should be in your own words. Do not forget to interact with other participants by following up with additional ideas or examples.

BUS 500 Financial Intelligence

Module 2 Discussion

Accounting is a Global Business Language

Accounting is becoming a global business language. Provide some evidence of this assertion. What are some of the implications of this trend?

Do research on the Internet and show references for the information. Comments should be in your own words. Do not forget to interact with other participants by following up with additional ideas or examples.

BUS 500 Financial Intelligence

Module 3 Discussion

Financial Statements – Interested Parties

Who may be interested in an entity’s financial statements? Mention two potentially interested readers (individuals, groups, or organizations) of financial statements and explain how the information may be useful to them.

Do research on the Internet and show references for the information. Comments should be in your own words. Do not forget to interact with other participants by following up with additional ideas or examples.

BUS 500 Financial Intelligence

Module 4 Discussion

Cash Flow

We have emphasized the balance sheet and the income statement. A third financial statement, the statement of cash flow, is also important. How is the cash flow statement different and what is its purpose?

Do research on the Internet and show references for the information. Comments should be in your own words. Do not forget to interact with other participants by following up with additional ideas or examples.

BUS 500 Financial Intelligence

Module 4 Reflection Discussion

Given the readings and assignments in this course discuss three concepts that you believe are likely to be the most important for your own career. Explain how these concepts may be applicable and how you expect the knowledge you have gained to be helpful.

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