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This course will introduce the learner to the process of credit analysis. This course will familiarize learners with macroeconomics, in addition to economic, general business, and micros cycles and industry, business and product life cycles. After completing this program the learner will understand:
- The five competitive forces in industry.
- How to develop a company overview.
- The accounting cycle.
T1. Macroeconomics: This topic will define macroeconomics as focusing on Gross Domestic Product, unemployment, and inflation, and will also cover forecasting, analysis, and addressing unemployment and inflation.
T2. Industry Competitive Forces: This topic will discuss the five competitive forces in industry, bargaining power, customers and suppliers.
T3. Economic Cycles: This topic will explain economic, or business, cycles, including the three important questions that lenders should ask to understand the implications of economic cycles.
T4. Industry Life Cycles: This topic will explain the industry life cycle and its traditional stages: introductory, growth, mature, and decline, as well as the events that occur in each stage.
T5. General Business Cycles: This topic will explain the stages of the general business cycle, which are early expansion, late expansion, early contraction, and late contraction, and will discuss the events that occur in each stage.
T6. Business Life Cycle: This topic will explain the business life cycle and its stages: introductory, growth, mature, and decline, as well as the events that occur in each stage.
T7. Product Life Cycle: This topic will explain the product life cycle, and will discuss elasticity and implications of industry and product life cycles.
T8. Micro Cycles: This topic will explain other business cycles, such as operating, seasonal, and asset acquisition, and will explain to which types of companies and businesses that these cycles refer.
T9. Developing a Company Overview: This topic will explain how to properly understand a companys success and risk by creating an overview to aid in judgments, and will detail elements of a company overview and other information.
T10. The Accounting Cycle: This topic will explain the accounting cycle and the steps which it consists of, while detailing the events that occur in each step.
Please note that any legal and compliance references in this course will pertain to US legislation.