European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Financial Analysis

Course code: 128025
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Antonio Vegezzi, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dirk Linowski (Steinbeis University Berlin), Dr. Stephan Knabe (Dr. Knabe GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft)
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

This course aims to complement and deepen the knowledge of attendees concerning the practical application of accounting principles. By putting them into position to use cases, the course will show how the methodology and the tools can be implemented to forecast future financial results, asses a company’s value and its impact on strategic decisions.


The participants will:

- be able to use financial information to asses companies’ value,

- acquire knowledge needed for prediction of companies’ status according to the financial numbers,

- acquire knowledge needed for making strategic decision according to the current financial status of the company and

- adopt methodologies used for making different scenarios for companies' future and companies' financial numbers.

Target Attendees / Participants

Students of Steinbeis Master of Business Administration

Course Content by Units

Balance Sheet analysis

Income statement analysis

Cash flow analysis

Methodologies for assessing company's value

Methodologies for prediction of financial status of companies

Operating numbers for Business Analysis

Teaching Methods

Classic lecturing

Free and interactive class discussion


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S. Ross, R.W. Westerfield, J. Jaffe (2012): Corporate Finance, 10th Edition, McGraw-Hill Education.

R. Simons (2000): Performance Measurement and Control Systems for Implementing Strategy Text and Cases, Prentice Hall.

H. R. Varian, C. Shapiro (1998): Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy, Harvard Business School Press.

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