Great training. It brought together the terms I have heard, and understand better their impact to different financial documents
Very informative and presented in a manner easily understood
Frank Abbott, our instructor, truly knows his stuff and not only does he know it, he is adept at training others, in terms and with examples that they understand!
The class felt really rushed and for those attending with a very limited background in finance it was difficult to follow along at some points.
The amount of content seemed like it was packed into 2 days which I believe forced the instructor to teach at a fast pace. Instructor was awesome and knew her stuff but I felt would have been more effective had she been given more time.
Miles extensive background and real life experiences made this class come to life. For a non-finance major this is a very dry topic and he found a way to make it fun and break it down into terms the class could stay engaged.
This course was a great refresher for me since obtaining a business minor 6+ years ago. I currently am not in charge of any financial decisions within my organization, but the course provided great insight into factors that need to be considered for such decisions. The instructor, Miles, was excellent! He provided the attendees with such wealth and breadth of real world accounting knowledge. I look forward to taking more business courses with Miles.
Miles was full of information and definitely has the enthusiastic needed. By far the test teacher and class I have ever had. Will be looking up to see what classes Miles is teaching for future classes.
Miles made this course very interesting and helped the lessons take real gold in my brain. He made sure each of us can apply the knowledge to our own situations as well.
Miles was very personable and made the lessons very easy to relate back to my own company.
Enjoyed the course, learned a lot, instructor was very informative and well versed in subject
Chia-Li was an excellent instructor! She used lots of real life scenarios that engaged the class.
I love the real world examples.
Jesus Manuel R.
Excellent information and the teacher has a lot of knowledge in this course.
a little fast paced - would have preferred the 3 days that were originally scheduled.
The course was delivered in a logical fashion, building throughout the class. The instructor delivered the material well and provided relevant and interesting real world examples. Considering the material isn't the most exciting, the class for me held my attention and I learned a great deal.
The reason I rated the course a "4" is because although I appreciated that it was only required to be away from work for only a couple of days, I would have appreciated a little more time to dig a little deeper into the Financial topics. Also, the fundamentals of FInance were more relevant to what I needed vs. the Accounting. My expecations were captured on the first day, however I do not beleive I received the explanations for 2 of the 3 topics. It was not because of the instructor, who I appreciated very much, but rather due to the amount of time dedicated to cover the topics.Also, I might have missed it, but I do ot recall receiving any instructions to prepare for the course - other participants apparently had.
Well put together class very informative.
The Facilitator made the information relatable and easy to understand.
Good knowledge and teachings. Helps me to lay a stronger foundation. Could be longer as a lot of info packed in short time frame and numbers makes it harder.
Good Information very well taught,
Frank was a delight!
Outstanding presentation with great information.
Very understandable level of information. Covered a significant amount of material in a short time frame, but not so much that it was overwhelming. Excellent instruction. Well organized. Good visuals and materials, but probably could have been coordinated a little better, since we went back and forth between two-three documents as we we working though the training or an exercise. Consider incorporating all the handouts into the booklet. Wished we had used a private company instead of a public one as the example (even if it was fictional data). I think only 1 attendee out of 8 were in a public company. Instructor was very knowledgeable, articulate and inviting.
a lot of information quick the course leader kept it interesting.
This was a very valuable seminar! Frank explained the information clearly and with enthusiasm. Some how he was able to make finance and accounting "fun".
The teacher is very knowledgeable and makes at a trait course interactive and relevant for attendees. Best part is Annual Report review
I think there was a lot of material crammed into 2 days. When I signed up for the course it was 3 days. The fact that there was only 4 students in the class was a blessing otherwise we probably would not have made it through all the material.
I think it was evident that the class had been cut from 3 to 2 days. The subject of operating budged was relegated to a web course to watch after the class was over with. And I have not been able to access that module.
Vey informative and taught in a interactive fun way that you will be forced to always remember with realistic examples.
Pre-work emails got â€œlostâ€ in all AMA Marketing emails. Get at least 1 email a day from AMA.
Good learning experience, we covered a lot of material in 2 days
Joe is fantastic. So much more engaging than the video prework. He was able to make the concepts relatable and got us all involved.
Joe did a great job keeping the classes attention and making the material interesting and relatable.
Joseph is a fine, knowledgeable instructor. A true asset to the AMA.
Lack of snacks
Overall I thought this was a very good course and really helped provide me with a better understanding of Finance and Accounting. Our facilitator Joseph made it very entertaining and kept my interest! His background and real life examples â€˜madeâ€™ the class!!
Great presenter and very interactive and dynamic. Always kept me interested. Too fast paced, though, and would have liked to focus more on how to apply the finance portion on my everyday work.
Very good introduction to this topic for folks who have little experience with Finance and Accounting, as well as a very good refresher for those of us with some experience.
I did not receive the pre-work and the instructional handout workbook for the course contained many inaccuracies/errors. Therefore, I do not have any reference material that is comprehensive and correct to study/learn from. Is it possible to send me the pre-work video and an updated course workbook once it has been corrected/updated? Thank you.
Instructor was very Knowledgeable, enjoyed the class. Some of the reading material needs to be proofread.
Instructor was well versed and knowledgeable
Jody was really informative and made learning the concepts easy and fun
Great instructor, clear and easy to understand.
A lot of material covered , very interesting and useful. Was very important to cover basic ground in order to absorb and understand the future topics.
Covered all the topics with good explanation by giving some examples for each topic. Tutor has got good amount of experience. Really good to attend the 3 day course.
Really good material and instructor. Great experience.
Excellent teacher with multiple years of on hands experience.
The course and Instructor Peter were excellent. He taught the class with enthusiasm and was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this class to those who want to learn the basics of fundamentals of finance.
Very good instructor
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.
Very good content and the delivery of the materials was excellent
Jerry did a good job reinforcing all the topics so everyone understood to the same level.
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.
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.
Great class, covered a ton of material but in a way you could learn.
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.
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.
Left feeling more confident around financial analysis then I came in with.
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
great content, very practical indeed and easy to understand.
it was very helpful
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!!!
Good basic overview but would have liked to have dove deeper into some material.
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.
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.
The facility was great! The staff was awesome!! Centralized location.
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.
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.
Pauline was great
Friendly staff, clean
Very informative course. Instructor was professional and knowledgeable.
First AMA seminar and I was impressed
Great discussion of fundamentals. The material covered also encourages further study.
Joe is a great story teller and made the class enjoyable.
Speaker was very informative and enjoyable
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.
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.
Susan did outstanding job explaining complicated material. She kept the class engaged for 3 days.
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 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.