Assessing Drivers of Business Growth Overview
Understanding the key drivers of a business' growth is vital to determining the company's debt capacity and its ability to fulfill debt with its cash flows. This helps credit analysts make sound credit decisions. In this Assessing Drivers of Business Growth course, we will look at the overall framework for assessing business growth including analyzing the external economy, the industry, and the company itself.
We will explore the commonly used tools by credit analysts to perform analyses on various aspects of a company and summarize the external and internal factors impacting the business' growth. By the end of this course, you should feel comfortable determining whether a company is in good operational or financial condition.
Reading Business Financial Information Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the framework for assessing corporate business growth
- Analyze the external economy that a company operates in using PESTEL analysis
- Analyze a company's industry by looking at Porter's five forces and the industry lifecycle
- Assess a company's lifecycle, risks, and competitive advantage
- Perform SWOT analysis to evaluate a company's internal and external environment
Assessing Drivers of Business Growth is a Required Course of CFI's CBCA™ Program
CFI's Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Program offers skills include credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. For beginners to advanced users, the CBCA™ program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst.
Who Should Take This CBCA™ Course?
This Assessing Drivers of Business Growth course is perfect for any aspiring credit analysts working in insurance, underwriting, rating agencies, commercial lending, corporate credit analysis, and other areas of credit evaluation.
What You'll Learn
Path to Certification
3 courses from beginner to intermediate level.01Optional
14 courses from beginner to intermediate level.02Required
Submit your CBCA™ checklist and order your certificate.03Required
Join Our Community
Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.04Optional