Financial Literacy

Haskayne Executive Education

Build your financial literacy with a deeper understanding of financial statement components to assess the performance and financial position of organizations. Learn how to analyze this information and understand the key factors used in making investment decisions.


Schedule: September 28 - October 26, 2022

The detailed content schedule for the current program is in the program brochure

Delivery: Online

Commitment: 11.5 hours

Investment: $975

You will benefit from this learning experience, if you are interested in exploring the following questions:

  • When, how and why are financial statement components recognized and valued?
  • How reliable are the numbers shown on financial statements?
  • How can I examine the relationships between items shown on financial statements through ratio analysis?
  • How can I use ratio analysis to compare the performance of companies?
  • What are the key factors that we need to consider when making investment decisions?

Upon completing this program, you will: 

  • Communicate more effectively with financial executives in your organization
  • Build financial vocabulary to better understand and interpret key financial statements
  • Sharpen skills in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of competitors by analyzing their financial statements
  • Navigate between strategy and operations using financial statements and ratios
  • Understand the decision criteria used when companies make investment decisions

Wayne Irvine FCPA, FCA, CFA

Senior Instructor in Accounting, Haskayne School of Business

Wayne teaches in the area of financial accounting, auditing and financial literacy at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level. He also teaches courses for the CPA Western School of Business. Previous to his academic career, Wayne developed an extensive financial background in the private sector working as a senior manager at PwC. In addition to his client responsibilities, he coordinated their in-house training programs. Wayne has authored case exams and is the co-author of one of the most widely used financial accounting textbooks in Canada.