Maximizing Firm Value-Executive Concentration

Maximizing Firm Value-Executive Concentration

USD 1000


Maximizing Firm Value Certificate




100% online


3 units

A Programme by USC Marshall

This course will prepare you to step into a leadership role by teaching you the requisite skills to oversee others, develop strategies to maximize profits, identify responsibility centers, and evaluate team performance based on measurable goals. You will learn how to perform a cost analysis in relation to cost behaviors, calculate and represent break-even points, as well as job-and-activity-based costing, and apply sound accounting principles to evaluate financial statements, income taxes, and pensions.

In Unit 1 you will learn to apply accounting principles to multiple step quantitative problems involving the analysis of financial statements, income taxes and pensions. You will be provided a framework for reporting taxes and minimizing potential challenges through the use of financial statements. At the end of this unit you will create a corporate pension plan using data provided.

In Unit 2 you will learn to apply the principles of responsibility centers to multiple step conceptual and quantitative problems focused on the evaluation of center managers and the financial responsibility they assume. You will conclude this unit with an assignment requiring you to determine the appropriate balance of inventory and costs, in addition to explaining the concept of re-engineering within the context of activity-based management as it pertains to the case study provided.

In Unit 3, you will learn to apply principles of standard costing to multi-step conceptual and quantitative problems.Additionally, you will be shown how to identify the relationships between activities and overhead costs in multi-step conceptual and quantitative problems. You will conclude this unit with a case study requiring you to determine opportunity costs, variable costs, and the minimum transfer price per unit.

Learning Outcomes

Analyze an extended, corporate financial statement

Analyze accounting statements for corporate income taxes

Analyze accounting statements for corporate pension plans

Identify responsibility centers

Evaluate managers based on measurable goals

Establish fair Transfer Prices

Use standard costing to facilitate management by exception

Use the relationship between activities and overhead cost to drive strategy

Align selling prices with firm goals

Who will you learn with?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Executive Concentration?

Executive Concentration is a collection of 3 modules with a duration of 12 weeks. These Executive Concentration courses are created from modules presented in complete Master's degrees, this guarantees the quality of the course.

What is the duration of an Executive Concentration?

The Executive Concentration courses differ, but on average the duration is 12 weeks.

Can an Executive Concentration be certified?

Yes, when you complete an Executive Concentration you will receive certification.

What universities are Executive Concentration from?

The Executive Concentration courses are created by professors from the world's top universities known for their research and teaching methodologies, and include professors from the Universities of Cambridge, Southern California, California Los Angeles, and Notre Dame.

Do I have to enrol at a particular time in order to start an Executive Concentration?

No, Executive Concentration courses are self-managed and you can enrol at any time. You can study as and when your agenda and schedule allow.

Are all Executive Concentration online?

Yes, the Executive Concentration courses are fully online.

How can I see which Executive Concentration are available?

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How can I see which universities offer Executive Concentration?

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