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ACCT 5710 Accounting for Healthcare Managers: Getting Started

Questions about business basics?

Business research and analysis can be difficult if you are new to certain areas. For example, if you work primarily in marketing but need to deal with a finance related issue you could spend an enormous amount of time just identifying relevant concepts and what they mean. Here are my favorite sites for 'ramping up' quickly and easily when I am new to an area or concept.

Portable MBA

Great E-book that can fill in the gaps or refresh your knowledge regarding most business concepts. Excellent chapter on business analysis and valuation of companies as well as good information regarding all functional areas (marketing, strategy, accounting, financce, cis etc.)

Introduction

This guide will help you manage the research and information needs of a graduate-level ACCT 5710 Accounting for Healthcare Managers class. It contains several parts. 

  • The Healthcare Management & Finance tab has useful tips and information specific to the business side of health care, including e-books in finance and management in a health care industry context. 
  • The Company Research and Industry & Market Analysis tabs will help you navigate the CSULA databases available for business research. Each tab has step-by-step instructions on how to use the relevant portions of them.
  • The Financial Analysis, Ratios, SEC Filings, and Strategy & Analysis tabs provide resources for many common business analytics and decision-making tools.
  • There are two tabs, Case Writing 101 and Case Writing Tips, that will aid you in writing a case. 
  • The tabs, Working with Citations and APA Guide, give basic information about APA format as well as Refworks, a tool for creating in-text and bibliographic references. 
  • Finally, under the Public Health tab, there is a list of useful public health websites recommended by your professor.

As always, if you have questions or need help, feel free to email Business and Economics Librarian Summer Peng at summer@calstatela.edu or visit during office hours.

Links to Business Literature Databases

Links to library databases for searching the literature (scholarly, popular and trade/industry) on business topics:

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300
323-343-3988