Accelerator: Financial Statements for Decision Making

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Accelerator: Financial Statements for Decision Making

Learn how balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows facilitate decision-making in business.

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Financial statements provide information to help people make decisions and set priorities based on an organization’s financial condition and performance. In this program, you will:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the interrelationships of the three main financial statements used in making business decisions:
  1. Balance Sheets
  2. Income Statements
  3. Statements of Cash Flows
  • Understand how organizations are presented to the public through annual financial reports
  • Learn how banks use organizations’ financial statements to make financing decisions
  • Understand how individual shareholders use financial statements to make investing decisions
  • Acquire the skills and tools necessary to understand and analyze the three main types of financial statements
  • Make decisions based on financial statement analysis

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to read, interpret, and analyze real-world balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows to facilitate valued decision-making.


Mondays: September 26 - October 10

6 PM - 8 PM ET

Virtual (via Zoom)




This program is led by Louann Cummings, a tenured Professor of Business at the University of Findlay ​and former Fulbright Scholar and Specialist. She received her BA in economics from Denison University, an MBA from the University of Toledo, a Doctor of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and is a CPA. She also worked for Root Learning, Inc. developing learning map technologies for companies such as Harley-Davidson, ATT Wireless, Motorola, UPS, and Whirlpool. Her passion is helping students and colleagues, regardless of their course of study, become exceptional global leaders who truly make a difference.

*This program is FREE for students attending Bluffton, Capital, Denison, Heidelberg, Kenyon, Marietta, Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein, Wittenberg, and Wooster. Ask your advisor for the promotional code.*