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    PART ONE

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    PART ONE BUSINESS ANALYSIS
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    [CENTER
    ] - A-BUSINESS ECONOMICS
    - B-GLOBAL BUSINESS
    - C-INTERNAL CONTROL
    () - D-QUANTITATIVE METHODS
    - E-FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS


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    - A-BUSINESS ECONOMICS[/CENTER]
    (25%)

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    - MICROECONOMICS
    - MACROECONOMICS

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    - MICROECONOMICS


    - 1FACTORS AFFECTING THE INDIVIDUAL FIRM

    a- The laws of Demand & Supply
    b- Elasticity of Demand & Supply
    c- Government intervention in market operations
    d- U.S. Antitrust policies






    2CONSUMPTION OF GOODS

    a- Marginal Utility Theory
    b- Indifference Curve analysis


    3PRODUCTION COST FUNCTIONS

    a- Economic Costs
    b- Economic Profits
    c- Production Costs in the short run
    d- Production Costs in the long run
    e- Economies and Diseconomies of scale


    4MARKET STRUCTURES AND PRICING

    a- Pure Competition
    b- Monopoly
    c- Monopolistic Competition
    d- Oligopoly
    e- Effects of Boycotts and Cartels on prices and output


    5THE ECONOMY AS ASYSTEM OF MARKETS

    a- Production and Demand for Economic Resources
    b- The labor market

    - MACROECONOMICS


    1ISSUES IN MACROECONOMICS

    a- Inflation
    b- Employment and unemployment
    c- Economic growth



    2DOMESTIC OUTPUT , NATIONAL
    INCOME , AND PRICE LEVELS
    a- Gross Domestic product GDP
    b- Other National accounts
    c- Price levels

    3BUSINESS CYCLES

    a- Nature of business cycles
    b- Terminology used to explain business cycles
    c- Reasons for Fluctuations
    d- Leading economic indicators


    4FISCAL POLICY

    a- Theory of Fiscal policy
    b- Tools of Fiscal policy
    c- Taxation policies




    5MONEY AND MONETARY POLICY

    a- Nature of Money
    b- Creation of Money
    c- Money Supply and the Demand for Money
    d- Relationship between Money and National Income
    e- The Federal Reserve Board
    f- Instruments and objectives of Monetary policy





    - B-GLOBAL BUSINESS

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    1Global Trade

    a- Trade Terminology
    b- Comparative advantage in Trade
    c- Free Trade
    d- Tariffs
    e- Non-Tariff Trade barriers
    f- International Agreements on Trade and Tariffs


    2Foreign exchange

    a- Balance of payments
    b- Trade deficits and surpluses
    c- Fixed , Flexible and Floating exchange rates


    3OTHER GLOBAL TOPICS

    a- World Bank and international Monetary Fund
    b- International Capital Investments
    c- Financing International Trade
    d- Transfer Pricing
    e- Legal and ethical issues in global business





    - C-INTERNAL CONTROL

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    1RISK ASSESSMENT AND CONTROLS

    a- Internal Control Structure and Management Philosophy
    b- Internal control policies for safeguarding and assurance
    c- Internal control risk
    d- U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal control requirements


    2Internal Auditing

    a- Responsibility and Authority of the Internal Audit Function
    b- Types of Audits conducted by internal auditors
    c- Internal Audit Assistance provided to Management


    3SYSTEMS CONTROLS AND SECURITY MEASURES

    a- General Accounting system controls
    b- Application and Transaction controls
    c- Network controls
    d- Flowcharting to assess controls
    e- Backup controls
    f- Disaster recovery procedures





    () - D-QUANTITATIVE METHODS

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    1Forecasting Analysis

    a- Regression analysis
    b- Learning Curve analysis
    c- Exponential Smoothing
    d- Time Series analysis




    2Linear programming

    a- Scarce resource considerations
    b- Capacity constraints


    3Network analysis

    a- Critical path method CPM
    b- Program evaluation review technique PERT


    4PROBABILITY CONCEPTS

    a- Probability distribution tables
    b- Expected value


    5DECISION TREE ANALYSIS

    a- Assumptions of decision tree analysis
    b- Estimating cash flow and probability values


    6OTHER QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES

    a- Sensitivity analysis
    b- Simulation
    c- Queueing Theory
    d- Markov process





    - E-FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

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    1DEVELOPMENT OF ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

    a. Due process in developing U.S. accounting standards
    b. Qualitative characteristics of accounting information
    c. Role of the SEC in U.S. standard setting
    d. User groups that influence accounting standards
    e. Types of pronouncements issued
    f. International Accounting Standards Board







    2FINANCIAL STATEMENT ASSURANCE

    a. Auditor and management responsibilities
    b. Audit reports




    3SHORT-TERM LIQUIDITY

    a. Working capital analysis
    b. Operating activity analysis
    c. Other ratios and liquidity



    4CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND SOLVENC
    Y
    a. Capital structure analysis
    b. Solvency analysis
    c. Asset-based measures
    d. Earnings coverage
    e. Other ratios and solvency measures



    5RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL

    a. Components of return on invested capital
    b. Return on assets
    c. Return on common equity
    d. Other measures of return and capital growth




    6PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS

    a. Income measurement analysis
    b. Revenue analysis
    c. Cost of sales analysis
    d. Expense analysis
    e. Variation analysis
    f. Other ratios and profitability measures



    7EARNINGS BASED ANALYSIS

    a. Earnings quality
    b. Earnings persistence
    c. Earnings-based valuation
    d. Earnings power and forecasting
    e. Other ratios and earnings measures




    8OTHER ANALYTICAL ISSUES

    a. Common-size statements
    b. International considerations
    n c. Effects of changing prices and inflatio
    d. Limitations of ratio analysis
    e. Accounting versus economic profit/value
    f. Market value versus book value
    g. Non-financial consid
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