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The David Eccles School of Business consists of the
following academic departments and schools: The School of Accounting,
Operations and Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Finance. The
Business collection at the Marriott Library consists of books, journals, government
documents, audio-visual materials and reference works developed to support
Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD programs at the Eccles School of Business.
This brochure is designed to help you gain a basic understanding of how to read financial statements. Just as a CPR class teaches you how to perform the basics of cardiac pulmonary resuscitation, this brochure will explain how to read the basic parts of a financial statement. It will not train you to be an accountant (just as a CPR course will not make you a cardiac doctor), but it should give you the confidence to be able to look at a set of financial statements and make sense of them.