Good, practical and applicable content to my work.
Very good course, i recommend it to anyone looking to get a better understanding of accounting and finance.
Jerry did a good job reinforcing all the topics so everyone understood to the same level.
Very good content and the delivery of the materials was excellent
Alexandra was very knowledgeable on this topic as well as being very patient will all of us as we tried to understand the information being taught to us.
Organized information presented very well.
Susan delivered the information well, she was very knowledgeable on the material. Beings that I am from a much smaller nonpublic company she was able to help me look at my information so that I completely understood the information.
Susan is an excellent instructor and the materials are well written.
I believe it was a great course. However, I feel like it was at points, over my head as I went in with little to no knowledge on the Accounting and Finance. I feel as if this course should be longer so we could really focus on certain chapters.
I liked the instructor and my colleagues were wonderful. The course should have been more finance focused though..too much time on accounting. I also think that the instructor was good, but used teaching techniques more suitable for a younger audience not so much the working professional.
Great class, covered a ton of material but in a way you could learn.
I have taken an AMA course before, which is why I returned. The MBA course taught by Joe Giordano was amazing! I was hoping to have the same experience but was left disappointed. I understand there is a lot of content but I wish there were more examples and exercises led by the instructor instead of being left to attempt to figure it out. I didn't think it was a good use of time. I think the instructor is use to dealing with students instead of a class of adults with little financial experience. The instructor was no Joe Giordano.
As a non-accountant who has learned bits and pieces of accounting over the years to research financial statements, comply with accounting department requirements, process payrolls, and even make journal entries I wanted to understand how my knowledge fits. This seminar gave me context with a concise summary of the body of knowledge and allowed me to fit what I know into that big picture. I also look forward to better understanding of the periodic reports my company presents to all employees. And I hope to have opportunity to use some of my new knowledge. This was exactly what I wanted. I am very pleased that it delivered.
Well run, well paced, and engaging.
Lots of interesting/important material. Really liked the instructor.
Left feeling more confident around financial analysis then I came in with.
I thought Susan was interesting and knowledgeable. She was the right combination of academic and practical and seemed very comfortable presenting and knew the material incredibly well.
I am very happy and grateful to have participated in this seminar. It has given me the opportunity to understand financial terms in a simple and very entertaining way. It has also given me the necessary tools to analyze the financial statements of my company, I can only say, thank you very much
it was very helpful
great content, very practical indeed and easy to understand.
Class was organized and well planned
Very solid cross industry knowledge led to very useful dialogue throughout the 3 days.
Very knowledgeable instructor. Good presenter.
Itâ€™s a lot of material for three days. Excellent content and good timing with modules lining up with breaks. Professor is top notch
I think Bernie was GREAT! However, I think the class should be restructured. It really seemed as the class was finance training for finance people as many of the topics wouldn't be utilized by non-finance people. The class would have been much more beneficial if some time was spent on basic concepts and then majority of time was spent on live exercises of interpreting income statements, how/when to use them, etc instead of all the time on GAAP, etc.
Bernard was a wealth of information and was able to add in personal stories to help myself and offers understand the principles using real world scenarios
Susan was a wonderful instructor. Everything was articulated clearly and in a way that made sense to the class. She always found ways to tie in the material with our respective industries.
Very informative and well led
Joe was very engaging and really involved the class with scenarios that assisted learning the material
very applied to reality and pragmatic
Materials presented did not match what was in the hand book. Made it more difficult when working book exercises.
I could meet with Jerry before class and during lunch to discuss issues I am having at my company.
Jerry was knowledgeable and entertaining.
I think that the class meets the intent of what it is setting out to accomplish. I think there could be some more value in looking at case studies where you evaluate financial metrics for companies that have succeeded and failed to help illustrate how you can see trends and how those trends play out practically if changes aren't made.Jerry was an excellent instructor. Clearly, he understands the content and does a great job putting it into terms that are understandable to the group.
Only suggestion I have is that AMA send a reminder email the week prior to the course
Great instructor, very knowledgeable and engaging. Frank took a rather boring subject and made it interesting.
The course was well thought out, comprehensive, and very well delivered. Good mix of discussion book work and group work.
Very engaging experience that left me wanting to learn even more.
This class was very informative and instructor was very good. There was a lot of complex information provided within a short-period of time. Good class.
Frank really did a great job of tying all the information together and was able to show real world apolications and examples that made sense.
I found this class to be decent, but not great. The instructor was knowledgeable, but the course was very focused on manufacturing type companies, which was not in the course description at all. As someone who works in an engineering services company, much of the discussion and examples were not applicable at all. Additionally, I found the course materials to be a bit clunky. We received a lot of paper, most of which very loosely followed the presentation material, and I found myself flipping back forth through a lot of materials that could have been organized much better.
I enjoyed the training and learnt a lot. The instructor was very good and helpful.The main negative point was the written material that was provided to us. This material was well-organized. The presentation handouts were also not good. There were too many handouts given, which made it difficult to organize notes. The written materials need much more depth and all the various handouts and copies of the presentation should be included in the booklet. Also there should be sufficient space on each page for notes. This would then become a valuable resource that I can look up in the future. In the current format the booklet etc do not serve well as a future resource.
Alexandra was great. She did a good job of handling the diversity in the class and keeping the coursework agenda on point. The use of the examples and actual business relatability was effective.
Please consider offering Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers for non for Profit companits
The class was very well taught and I learned a lot of stuff that I can take with me to my job.
Teacher was very knowledgeable, professional, and patient.
Content was excellent and explained well
I think Peter "made" this session, his wit, brain teasers, use of real world examples and comparisons to things we have done in our own organizations were very much appreciated. It was unfortunate that the AMA did not share the pre-work with Peter which they did not. I believe he could have done an even better job if he knew what level of understanding the attendees had on the subject. That said he still did his own assessment.
Very informational and examples were very helpful to understand concepts behind
The room was very cold. Heard complaints from several participants.
Our instructor was awesome! he took a rather dry subject and made it engaging.
engaged entire class forcing the learning by making student work together and learn
Instructor and material were both absolutely amazing. Great class!!!
I learned a lot in three days in this class,he was very interactive with his class. He took his time and made time for any questions; never rushed anyone.
Good basic overview but would have liked to have dove deeper into some material.
Great course for non-professionals in finance and accounting
I highly enjoyed Susan's teaching style and found the course material to be just what I was looking for as a non-accountant living in an accountant's world. I would have loved to have been able to incorporate more practice, sample problems, etc. but understand that the course covered a lot of material in just 3 days.
Super informative and easy to follow. Jody was great.
Jody was a great instructor. He was able to make the material interesting and applicable to not only our jobs but our every day lives.
The facility was great! The staff was awesome!! Centralized location.
Jodi was great. Very knowledgeable.
Great, the instructor was very knowledgeable. A lot of information but was engaging.
Overall the class was informative and effective in meeting the course objectives. Due to the nature of the participant's competence level on this topic, more hands on, visual tools for scaffolding the content would have been helpful. At times the conversations were more than I could grasp based on my basic level of the content.
Jerry did a grest job explaining the process and function of this program.
Excellent materials. Superbly presented.
Too much content surrounding company statements and evaluation. The last day surrounding management accounting was beneficial.
I thought the training was very intense but it provided a clear view of the basics of Finance and definitely helped me gain more knowledge on this topic.
Instructor was knowledgeable and space was adequate. I think the course is slightly over-priced.
This course overall had some great information, and the instructor was very knowledgeable.
Karen is an amazing teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable and engaging. The course content was very comprehensive. Really learned and enjoyed it a lot!
Everything was great. I personally would benefit more if I now new where to take my new skills and apply them in the workforce. What future learning path to take or jobs that fit these skills so that I can move forward in my career.
The training was productive, interactive, and fun.
It was really helpful to learn the basics of finances. The instructor was great. She made the course fun. I think that if she had given more examples of experiences that happened in more recent times, it would have felt more relevant. I don't necessarily think it was a bad thing.
Great engagement and easy to understand instructions. Loved the real-world examples Karen shared from her many years of experience in finance and accounting.
Cesar was knowledgeable and patient answering our sometimes detailed questions. Finance is not an easy subject but he made it understandable and interesting.
The AMA person I had spoken to (when signing up) said this course would cover journals entries and ledger accounts and how to deal with credits and debits, etc. We didn't cover it much at all. I may have misunderstood the scope of everything for this course.Lori was a phenomenal instructor. She TOTALLY knows the business and can teach it so we all understand. Her knowledge was incredible. And her sense of humor was very enjoyable.
Augusto was very engagimg and he is patient.
Course focused on analysis of annual reports and evaluating the overall health of a corporation. A greater focus on departmental budgeting would be beneficial. Fun course, learned a lot.
I learned a lot and the instructor was terrific. She kept us all engaged and I found the information to be very helpful.
Lauris commands a deep knowledge of financial accounting and was able to break down complex ideas into bite sized concepts
Good pace, instructor done a nice answering questions and explaining things.
Frank was a great instructor
The seminar is rich in useful information. Frank is a great instructor who maintains attention of the class with participation and humor.
I thoroughly enjoyed the training and, quite frankly, got more out of it than I expected. It was nice to see that the class size was small enough to where there was plenty of group interaction and engagement. Joe did an excellent job facilitating the class. Overall, I highly recommend the course.
Very disappointed over how long it took to announce the location (a week before), causing it difficult to make reservations and increase the travel anxiety. I also struggled with getting reservations at Caesar's Palace because they could not find the training I was attending and they and had rooms blocked for certain trainings causing them to be a full house. Upon my arrival to Caesar's Palace, the information desk was not able to tell me which conference room the training was going to be held in and I was forced to wait until the next day (morning of) to find the room, causing me to be extremely earlier and causing others to be late. There was a level of uncertainty on day 1 but the remaining days were awesome, and I am thankful I had the pleasure to attend. Jerry was very good instructor, with lots of knowledge and was able to answer all my questions.
Susan was very knowledgeable. Would recommend this training.
The class was very helpful and enjoyable.
Great instructor and material covered!
The overall class was excellent in pace and content. Chia-Li did an outstanding job with her instruction and keeping everyone involved and on the same page of understanding. Can be difficult to do with a group with different levels of financial understanding.
Great overall in all areas.
Excellent instructor, she made the course easy to understand and lots of fun by providing real world examples and simple to follow principles.
The instructor made this class. She was very knowledgeable and informative but didnit in a way that made it all very enjoyable.
Karen is an excellent teacher. She was able to answer every question that came up in class.
I enjoyed the content of the class, but the instructor was not very engaging and told way too many stories. We had to speed through the last 2 modules so that we could get on time on the last day.
Day 1 seemed like it took forever, but days 2 and 3 went very fast with tons of information. Almost too much information to adequately cover in the time allotted. It was like drinking from a fire hose. Seemed like too much information to cover in days 2 and 3. Also the presentation used on the screen didn't always match the book. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out what page we were on. We were also instructed to fill out a L earnings Objective Worksheet to take with us, but was never used.
Too fast paced.
Instructor was very informative
The course helps me understand budget plan from financial view, the instructor led the training efficiently, there are multiple team activities, example explanations and â€œnumber gamesâ€. Great training for engineering managers.
Great discussion of fundamentals. The material covered also encourages further study.
Pauline was great
Friendly staff, clean
Very informative course. Instructor was professional and knowledgeable.
First AMA seminar and I was impressed
The hands-on exercises were very useful for the better understanding of the concepts. The instructor made a generally dry topic (for me) fun and interactive.
Joe is a great story teller and made the class enjoyable.
Speaker was very informative and enjoyable
Wish we could have spent more time on Capital Expenditures and Budgeting. Module 5 &6 instead of the previous 4.
Lessons 1-3 were excellent. Lesson 4 seem to pack a lot of information at a high level and I didn't feel that it was as good as the first three lessons.
I was incredibly impressed by Susan's knowledge and her teaching methods. I left the course with practical financial knowledge which I can apply to my career. I've already started recommending this course to my colleagues and peers.
The instructor was excellent with her course content and keeping everyone actively engaged
Susan was a wonderful instructor and full of knowledge. She was always ready and able to answer questions which made the class fun and enjoyable.
Susan did outstanding job explaining complicated material. She kept the class engaged for 3 days.
Susan has an amazing background and tons of incredible information to share and does so in a very user-friendly manner.
the facility is very nice. clean. welcoming.
Howard was engaging and kept the presentation of the material entertaining.
this was a very small class and Howard did an excellent job keeping all members engaded
Went way too into the weeds on information that is not applicable to a non-financial manager which the course was supposed to be geared toward. The first day and second half of last day were most beneficial. Spend more time on budgeting and managerial accounting. Also, group work was disorganized and unclear, as was the homework. The excel spreadsheet should clearly state Day 1 Coursework on a tab rather than all the different names, and clear instructions should be included on excel spreadsheet.
There was a lot of information in a short time. It would have been nice to have more time to discuss the assignments and work through them as a group.
The course was well executed and put together. I liked the interactivity of the exercises that kept us engaged in the material with real-life scenarios. For me, the pace was just right as well.
class was interactive
Karen was a very engaging instructor that kept the class interested. The material that was covered was more than sufficient for the course.
Michael J H.
The instructor was engaging, patient and kept the course moving at a good pace.
Both Instructor and Administrator were Excellent!
Jerry was a very knowledgeable and kind instructor. He kept the class engaged and was more than happy to answer any questions we had, before, during or after class. I would recommend Jerry as an instructor to anyone looking to take this course. The material itself was beneficial and the examples really helped me fully understand the concepts at hand
Karen is fantastic.
Jerry was an excellent instructor and explained the material well.
I felt the instructor spent way too much time talking about current events and telling stories. She knew the subject matter very well, but I feel if many of her stories were cut down we could have finished the class in 2 days.I was surprised that the facility doesn't provide any types of snacks such as pretzels, peanuts, etc. I also think if you would bring in box lunches rather than allowing participants to go out into the city to get lunch we could have covered more ground in less time. Some participants were late getting back from lunch.
I was satisfied with the overall class setting to teach Finance and accounting. This would not be easy to understand over an online or video type courses. However, I would have asked for a list of books that would support my continued education on finance and accounting.
Great seminar at a great location. The instructor (Susan Diamond) kept us all well engaged and insured to answer each and every question in a way that made us all understand exactly what was being sought after in the question. Really enjoyed it
Good info, appropriate level of detail, good group activities.
The instructor was very informative and took the class at a great pace. She was also open to answering all of the questions that the students had.
My prior knowledge of finances was zero, this course was almost overwhelming for me. I would have preferred some of the handout material ahead of time to look at and read over, then have the follow up in depth class.
Content was very relevant. Progress in the course was slow, however, and not all material was covered thoroughly. Many digressions led to key concepts being glanced over due to lack of time. TIme management was not very good.
Very knowledgeable instructor. Lots of practical experience and small class size combined for a excellent learning experience.
Instructor is knowledgeable and gives real world comparisons to what he is explaining.
Our teacher was very informative and able to easily connect with the whole class. As someone who has had trouble with accounting in the past, he was easily able to convey major principles while keeping the whole class engaged.
This was an excellent course. There were only 6 people in the class and the instructor was able to make sure that we all understood all of the concepts as we went along.
Really liked the instructor. She encouraged participation, answered one-off questions from the group and explained things thoroughly. I really like that she repeated key points several times over the course to make sure they sunk in.
Instructor was very proactive
Joe is an excellent instructor and made the sessions lively and very informative. Joe was very patient to answer all the questions with real life examples and visuals which made the proceedings very interesting. I would strongly recommend the course to all non-financial managers and if you can get Joe it is a huge plus.
I didnâ€™t have any knowledge of subject material and learned the essentials.
Instructor was great, made learning fun while ensuring complete understanding of the material
Extremely knowledgeable, experience, great orator
Good information for non financial people.
Joe kept everyone engaged, and spent time on all related questions.
Good information, well presented
Joe was a very good teacher and had the class interact with one another to keep our attention on the subject matter.
Teacher is well versed in subject and really explains material in a simplified form.
I thought the structure of the class was very practical and the size of the class made it very comfortable.
I would highly recommend this training, WITH THIS INSTRUCTOR, to anyone.
Overall, the course focused more on accounting, and it would have been nice to have more time for finance topics.
John Philip C.
Concise and on subject. I learned exactly what I hoped to learn and more.
Jerome was an execellent instructor, made the three day seminar go really fast.
Mary Katherine D.
This was a very fast paced seminar, and I really appreciated the way the content was presented and that Joe engaged everyone individually in each lesson/activity. Our class had a lot of prior knowledge and Joe made sure that everyone was on the same page before moving to the next topic.
Joe presented the material in a way that was very easy to understand
The content was of a good level to understand concepts without getting into the weeds. The instructor did a good job of keeping us on track, and at the right level of detail.
Excellent presentation of material that would otherwise be unstimulating. The instructor engaged the entire class which allowed us all to absorb the concepts rather than simply watch a presentation/read a manual.
I think they should start and end earlier in the day. Getting into Boston at 9 and leaving at 5 is a nightmare. 7 to 3 would be better.Food should be included in the price and served.
Information was good and relevant.
Great instructor. He keeps the level of interest high, continuously!
The instructor was fabulous! The class was informative, engaging and extremely rewarding.
Leader was willing to answer any question in a friendly way
The instructor knew her material and taught it very well
Pauline was well versed in subject matter. I have a greater knowledge of my companies finance process.
Great class... I always have a good experience with AMA courses.
Learned good amount
Enjoyed her energy and expertise. Great job keep people engaged, speeding up when needed and slowing down to further review concepts that the group needed further support with.
Some topics were not relevant to my day to day work, but beneficial to know for future growth.