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37 Items Found in Finance/Financial Management: New/Updated Item  New/Updated Item  |   Popular Item  Popular Item

Title (click on title for details)Author(s)PagesTNSettingFunctional AreaLevelEP
Amerbran (A) New/Updated Item
This case is based on actual financial statements of American Brands, Inc. Although the numbers have been changed from those reported, the magnitudes and relationships have been preserved. This case provides practice in preparing a statement of cash flows. Since specific information is not given on cash collections and operating disbursements, students will need to use the indirect approach in developing the cash generated by operations amount.
Reece, James S.
2 Yes
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
Financial Analysis and Management
INT Add
Amerbran (B) New/Updated Item
This is a straightforward exercise in calculating various ratios for two years’ of an actual company’s (American Brands) financial statements. Although the numbers have been revised, the magnitudes and relationships have been preserved. (Most of the data appear in Exhibit 1 of Amerbrand Company (A). Students are encouraged to think about the meaning of the ratios, and not just mindlessly calculate them.
Reece, James S.
1 Yes
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
Financial Analysis and Management
INT Add
Boise Park Health Care Foundation (A)
A new IPA-type HMO is being offered to some employers, and there are questions about its financial stability. Some tricky accounting is going on.
Young, David W.
6 Yes
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
INT Add
Brookstone Ob-Gyn Associates (A) Popular Item
The (A) case is a very simple introduction to financial accounting.
Young, David W.
5 Yes
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Brookstone Ob-Gyn Associates (B) Popular Item
The (A) case is a very simple introduction to financial accounting. The (B) case (which can be taught without the (A) case) begins with the (A) case results, and asks students to figure out why a profitable group practice is running out of cash.
Young, David W.
6 Yes
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Bureau of Child Welfare
A combination of an evaluation and a capital budgeting case applied to adoptions, where the city "invests" in an adoption to save the ongoing cost of foster care.
Young, David W.
4 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
INT Add
CareGroup, Inc.
Contains the financial statements for the years up to and including the serious financial difficulties experienced by this organization.
Young, David W.
15 Yes
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
INT Add
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation
Provides sufficient information for students to calculate how large a surplus the nonprofit theatre needs to be financial viable.
Young, David W.
5 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
INT Add
Disease Control Programs
A benefit-cost analysis on the question of motorcycle helmets. Asks students to think about how to value a human life, and whether a prevention program is worth the cost incurred to run it.
Christenson, Charles J.
9 Yes
Health Policy
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
BEG Add
Dovetown Parking Authority
A capital budgeting case that provides students with an opportunity to use a number of analytic techniques. Among the techniques and issues that can be discussed are sensitivity analysis, opportunity cost, choice of discount rate, the use of IRR, interdependency of variables, importance of making assumptions explicit, treatment of non-quantifiable factors, and the role of price as a rationing mechanism.
Vancil, R. F.
Taylor, Graeme M.
3 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
INT Add
Erie Hospital
A pretty basic capital budgeting case involving a physician who has a lot of power. Requires the students to think about the interest rate for donated funds in computing the weighted cost of capital, and also to think about sunk costs. Essentially the same as Erie Chemical Company)
Young, David W.
2 Yes
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
Management Control Systems
BEG Add
Financial Accounting for Managers Popular Item
This primer is designed to provide an introductory level of instruction to students who are studying financial accounting for the first time. Its purpose is to provide a user-oriented approach to financial accounting principles and concepts. A distinctive feature is the interactive learning process. Throughout the Primer, students are asked to stop reading and either work out the solution to a short problem or take a mini-test. In addition at the end of each chapter, there is a practice case study. Answers to the mini-tests and practice cases are contained in the Primer's Appendix. The Primer addresses: cash vs. accrual accounting, income statements, balance sheets, statements of cash flows, and some important financing issues. The Primer in designed to be used in a one semester undergraduate course. It has also been used in a half semester MBA course.
Young, David W.
250 No
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
B-I Add
Gotham Meals on Wheels
Students must prepare a spreadsheet that links the balance sheet, operating statement, and statement of cash flows, and then use forecasted sales and expenses to uncover the reasons underlying an impending cash shortage.
Young, David W.
2 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Gourmet Delights, Inc. Popular Item
Students must prepare a spreadsheet that links the balance sheet, operating statement, and statement of cash flows, and then use forecasted sales and expenses to uncover the reasons underlying an impending cash shortage. Same as Gotham but in a for-profit context.
Young, David W.
2 Yes
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Granville Symphony Orchestra Popular Item
Some unusual accounting that makes a surplus look like a deficit. Students must reconstruct an unusual operating statement to show this. In addition, they must assess the assumptions underlying an eight year set of financial forecasts.
Anthony, Robert N.
Young, David W.
6 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Green Valley Medical Center Popular Item
A capital budgeting case with some interesting twists. Students must determine an interest rate for equity and compute a weighted cost of capital. They then must compare two projects: a PET scanner and new laundry equipment, using both NPV and a subjective assessment instrument designed to incorporate physician, community, and employee impact of a proposed project. The Laundry project has the higher IRR but guess which project will be chosen? The teaching note was updated in April 2007
Young, David W.
8 Yes
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
INT Add
Heartbreak of DRGs
A chief of dermatology is preparing a program proposal for an Ambulatory Psoriasis Treatment Center. He faces a number of complications, including reimbursement incentives. Students must complete a capital investment analysis and compute NPV.
Young, David W.
5 No
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
INT Add
Jamie Kincade Popular Item
Mr. Kincade is thinking of starting up a new business. Students must use a variety of estimates to forecast his volume and profits.
Reece, James S.
2 Yes
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Menotomy Diaper Services
A company is financing fixed asset acquisition and long-term debt reduction with cash and short-term debt. Students must figure this out and propose solutions (like Butler Lumber and similar cases). Similar to the other Menotomy cases but in a for profit context.
Young, David W.
6 Yes
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Menotomy Home Health Services Popular Item
A home health agency is financing fixed asset acquisition and long-term debt reduction with cash and short-term debt. Students must figure this out and propose a solution (a health care version of Menotomy Diaper Services, Butler Lumber and similar cases).
Young, David W.
6 Yes
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Merced College Popular Item
A debate about how to account for and spend earnings on a college’s endowment. At issue are some new accounting regulations that make the issue more complicated than it needs to be.
Young, David W.
4 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
INT Add
New England Trust Popular Item
A "ratio detective" case involving 10 nonprofit organizations of varying sizes, characteristics, and means of support.
Young, David W.
4 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Northridge
A continuing care retirement community located in a small college town is attempting to determine whether it should earn a surplus on its operations and, if so, how much. A wide variety of matters that bear on the issue are presented in the case.
Anthony, Robert N.
7 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
INT Add
Note on Capital Budgeting Popular Item
Discusses, payback period, net present value, and internal rate of return; the effect of taxes and how accelerated depreciation can turn a potentially unfavorable project into a favorable one; issues related to the choice of a discount rate, including the weighted cost of capital, and the weighted return on assets; techniques for incorporating risk into the analysis; the evaluation of non-quantitative considerations; and the link of the capital budgeting process to an organization’s authority and influence process. Has an appendix on the concept of present value, and a short practice case to help students solidify their understanding.
Young, David W.
16 No
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Management Control Systems
INT Add
Note on Financial Management Popular Item
Discusses the choices that managers make about (a) the use of debt or equity to finance assets, (b) the structure of debt, (c) the role of profit as a financing vehicle, and (d) the management of cash, including the management of both the operating cycle and the financing cycle. Includes a discussion of the role of, and risk inherent in, leverage.
Young, David W.
15 No
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
INT Add
Note on Financial Statement Analysis
Discusses (a) the role of ratios in financial statement analysis, including the four categories of ratios that typically are used (profitability, liquidity, asset management, long-term solvency) and how to calculate several ratios in each category; (b) the three standards that typically are used for comparison of ratios (industry, historical, and managerial), and their use for understanding of how an organization has managed its profitability, liquidity, assets, and long-term solvency; (c) the distinction between accounting and financial management issues, including the role of the notes to the financial statement; (d) the importance of leverage and its drawbacks, including the distinction between financial risk and business risk; (e) the role of profit, and its importance for financing fixed assets and providing the cash needed for growth; and (f) the general process for analyzing a set of financial statements, including making a strategic assessment, identifying accounting issues, and analyzing financial management issues.
Young, David W.
38 No
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
INT Add
Note on Financial Surpluses in Nonprofit Organizations Popular Item
Discusses the four reasons why a nonprofit organization needs to earn a surplus: (1) to assist it to obtain the funds necessary to replace assets that wear out or become obsolete; (2) to finance the cash needs associated with a growth in revenues in conjunction with its charitable or nonprofit purposes; (3) to provide the funds necessary to expand and diversify its fixed assets as it expands its charitable activities; and (4) to protect it from fluctuations in revenues from year to year, and from general economic and other uncertainties surrounding its ongoing operations.
Young, David W.
7 No
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
INT Add
Note on Forecasting Financial Statements Popular Item
Discusses some basic techniques for financial statement forecasting, two cash-related cycles (operating and financing), three financial management concepts (debt structure, leverage, and the role of profit), the distinction between financial risk and business risk, some issues related to financing fixed assets, some issues related to financing growth, cost behavior and its relationship to forecasting financial statements, the differential cost concept, techniques for undertaking alternative choice decisions concerning discontinuing a product line, several important principles associated with alternative choice decisions, the concept of contribution, and the structure of a contribution income statement. Has a short practice case to help students solidify their understanding.
Young, David W.
22 No
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
INT Add
Note on Intangible Assets and Corporate Strategy
Presents a framework for assessing and analyzing an organization's intangible assets. Combines Porter's Five-Forces framework with a framework developed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to provide students with an ability to put intangible assets into a strategic context.
Young, David W.
15 No
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
General Management
Organizational Behavior
INT Add
Note on Ratio Analysis Popular Item
Similar to the Note on Financial Statement Analysis, but shorter. Excludes the material on assessing the accounting-related issues.
Young, David W.
20 No
For Profit
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Note on the Folly of Using RCCs and RVUs for Intermediat Product Costing
Shows how RCCs and RVUs can give misleading information on the cost of a hospital's intermediate products, and how an ABC system can improve costing accuracy
Young, David W.
7 No
Health Policy
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
Management Accounting
INT Add
Note on the Technical Aspects of Programming in Nonprofit Organizations
Discusses the technical issues inherent in the programming phase of the management control process. Includes the importance of undertaking a benefit-cost analysis when some of the benefits may not be easily quantified. Also discusses techniques for "quantifying the value of a human being."
Young, David W.
17 No
Nonprofit
Nonprofit Organization Management
Public Sector Management
Finance/Financial Management
Management Control Systems
INT Add
Note on Understanding Financial Statements
Discusses the balance sheet and what it measures, some specific assets and liabilities (including: cash, accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, accounts payable, loans payable, interest payable, goodwill), the income statement and what it measures, the creation of owners' equity, and the basis for changes in it, five of the nine fundamental accounting concepts (entity, dual aspect, money measurement, cost, realization), some basic accounting and finance concepts (the distinction between levels and flows, the nature of an account, the accounting period, the current versus non-current distinction, working capital and the current ratio, leverage, unmeasured value, the accounting cycle, depreciation, interest expense). Is highly interactive, requiring students to stop and solve problems as they read. Contains three practice cases for students to use to test their new knowledge and skills.
Young, David W.
40 No
For Profit
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
BEG Add
Sonsonala (A)
The (A) case has a twofold focus: (1), to project a budget for pharmaceuticals in a developing country based on the cost drivers of morbidity patterns, required drug regimens, and unit costs, and to focus on ways in which the budget might be cut if necessary; (2), to prepare a modified version of a breakeven analysis for some community pharmacies. The (B) case focuses on the financing of a revolving fund for essential drugs. The case is deceptively simple since a revolving drug fund that is either growing in size or operating in an inflationary economy needs a constant injection of working capital. This case uses some calculations that were made in the (A) case.
Young, David W.
3 Yes
Developing Country
Health Policy
Finance/Financial Management
Management Accounting
INT Add
Sonsonala (B)
The (A) case has a twofold focus: (1), to project a budget for pharmaceuticals in a developing country based on the cost drivers of morbidity patterns, required drug regimens, and unit costs, and to focus on ways in which the budget might be cut if necessary; (2), to prepare a modified version of a breakeven analysis for some community pharmacies. The (B) case focuses on the financing of a revolving fund for essential drugs. The case is deceptively simple since a revolving drug fund that is either growing in size or operating in an inflationary economy needs a constant injection of working capital. This case uses some calculations that were made in the (A) case.
Young, David W.
2 Yes
Developing Country
Health Policy
Finance/Financial Management
Management Accounting
INT Add
Van Nuys Community Hospital
A case that asks students to analyze the financial statements of a hospital that is in some financial difficulty, and then to recommend a solution to the CEO.
Young, David W.
Breitner, Leslie K.
7 No
Healthcare Management
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Accounting
INT Add
Yoland Research Institute
A relatively simple case, in which several present value calculations are required to give students some practice in the technique. The case also deals with the questions of sunk costs, the weighted cost of capital, and the appropriate interest rate to use for donated funds.
Young, David W.
2 Yes
Nonprofit
Finance/Financial Management
BEG Add