Published Sep 1, 2005

Overall, I’m inclined to say that the electives this term are of higher quality than many of my courses last year — but one really stands out. Financial Analysis and Valuation is about gaining the skills to dig fairly deep into a corporation’s financial statemtents and use the numbers in these to discover things about the company’s financial health, growth (or shrinking) prospects, and true value.

This course is spectacular; I’ve never been in such an information-dense environment. I live in fear that my attention will wander for even a second, because every sentence that comes out of Professor Linda D’Angelo’s mouth is clear, meaningful, important, actionable, and packed with information. The homework is great, educational but not too heavy, as well. If my poor brain is able to retain even a quarter of what I learn, I’ll have spent my b-school experience well.