This project uses real-world financial statements (for Best Buy Co. Inc. and Nvidia Corporation) and creates a role-playing game where students can choose to be one of 4 capital market participants: an innovator that designs a brand-new accounting system, a company that prepares its best version of financial statements, an investor that chooses its ideal portfolio stocks, and a forensic accountant that looks for evidence of earnings management. The project helps student learn to conduct financial statement analysis and appreciate the impact of these statements on company financial ratios and capital market performance.
financial reporting, forensic accounting, annual reports, financial statements, investment analysis
Accounting | Finance and Financial Management | Higher Education | Portfolio and Security Analysis
Goldblatt, Luna Y.; Chaves, Joao Q.; Landman, Andrew M.; Mwinjuma, Salmin B.; and Vitelli, Braden C., "Financial Statement Analysis Project: "The Big Simulation"" (2022). Open Educational Resources. 13.
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