: The training covers everything from the basics of buying and selling a business, confidentiality agreements, mergers and acquisitions, negotiations, and other significant issues.
The Downward Spiral:
This module teaches students about the various identifiers and warning signs that indicate a business is in a downward trajectory. Businesses in this condition typically exhibit a range of financial warning signs. These include a shortage of operating cash and negative cash flow. As accounts receivable remain unpaid for longer periods of time, it typically becomes more and more difficult to collect the delinquent funds. Over time, this can make it harder for the business to meet its financial obligations. This module presents students with some introductory information to help them become familiar with basic terminology used in financial reports. Familiarity with these concepts will help them identify financial problems within a business.
Financial Accounting Management and Financial Statements:
Our business valuation certification course also includes a module designed to help students with little or no financial background understand financial accounting and accounting terms. This course covers the foundational principles used in determining company profitability, interpreting financial statements and measuring cash flow.
In this module students have the opportunity to gain basic familiarity with the various components of a Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcies. There is an emphasis on legal issues and students have the opportunity to become familiar with some general court rules as well as the preparation of documents used in bankruptcy filing.
Buying and Selling a Business:
In this module there is an exposure to the acquisition and disposition process. Topics covered in this module include valuation, strategic positioning, and financing options. This module focuses on a variety of issues related to buying or selling an ongoing business.Instructor Description
: Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS
Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.
Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.
Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Managing by the Numbers: A Complete Guide to Understanding and using your Company’s Financials
• Examples & Explanation: Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor, 5th Edition
• Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People