First Year GSCFM Program Materials

Welcome to the NACM's Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management. This link will house all of your course materials. Below you will find all of the course materials for your sessions. Feel free to print the material or bring your laptop/tablet to class.

Your schedules, course documents and outlines are posted below. All hard copy materials will be sent out shortly.

2014 Year 1 Schedule


GSCFM Year 1           GSCFM Year 2           GSCFMI

GSCFM Instructor Roster         GSCFMI Instructor Roster

Financial Reporting & Analysis

Prework: Please review the Case Assignment: Moore’s Pool Supplies included in the Syllabus



Income Statement Structure

Cash Flow Statement

Financial Analysis

Cash Flow Construction

Cash Flow Analysis

Corporate Strategy

Prework: Please review the Readings and Cases



Case: Steinway & Son

Steinway Case Notes

Reading: What is Strategy?

Case: Netflix

Netflix Video

Reading: How Industry Forces Shape Strategy

Case: Apple Inc.

Reading: The Core Competence of the Corporation

Case: Google, Inc.

Reading: Shaping Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption

Ecosystem Advantage: How to Successfully Harness the Power of Partners

Corporate Strategy Presentation

Business Ethics & Society

Prework: Please review the course outline.





Corporate Fraud Accountability Act of 2002

Strategy and Society

The Role of Leadership and Organizational Culture

Suggested Reading from Diane Swanson's textbook Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind, Palgrave Macmillan

Chapter 1 – A Call for Socially Responsible Corporate Leadership

Chapter 5 – Leading Socially Attuned Value Cohesive Organizations

Chapter 6 – The Practice of Value Attuned Discovery Leadership

Case Studies (These will be assigned in groups)






Exxon (use the links below)


Business & Society: Ethics, Sustainability, and Stakeholder Management by Archie Carroll and Ann Buchholtz (8th Ed.), South-Western CENGAGE Learning.

Successful Presentation Skills

Prework / Assignment

Introduction Letter

Please come prepared to make 2 two-minute presentations, one personal and one professional. Due to time limit, you may not use PowerPoint.

Please make sure you watch all video link (included in the introduction letter) before class.


Successful Presentation Skills Handout


“Secrets for Successful Presentations” booklet – Read through booklet.

Launching Success – Joint Session with Year 2 Students

Prework: Read The Power of Give and Take

Materials: The Power of Give and Take by Adam Grant

Supplemental Resources

The NACM Resource Library has many materials that you will find useful while you are preparing for your CCE Exam and working on your GSCFM Group Project. You can find more materials on the NACM Resource Library

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