Business- Introduction to Accounting & Finance
In this course, we’re going to be analyzing real companies like Walmart, Starbucks, Amazon and Facebook, and many others to learn the fundamentals of accounting, bookkeeping, and finance.Take This Free Course →
Elisabeth O'Quinn, IMBA
Mrs. O'Quinn has an International MBA from University of North Carolina, with specialization in International Finance & Investments
- Beginner (No experience needed)
- 12 Lessons Online
- No Schedules, Self-Paced
- Detailed Videos & Exercises
- Could Receive Credits Toward Your Degree (Learn How)
In this course, we're going to be looking at real companies like Walmart, Starbucks, Amazon and Facebook, and many others to learn the fundamentals of both accounting and finance, but to also learn how to make real assessments, business deductions, and other decisions based on financial data.
Accounting and finance is at the core of business worldwide. Learning and applying these key concepts we'll be discussing could not only prepare you for a direct career in the accounting or financial world, but provide you critical insights that you can apply to any business career to make better decisions for you and your company.
We'll start off the course learning about key financial reports like balance sheets, income statements, and cash flows. Learn the differences between assets, liabilities, and equity. We'll then learn how to apply this knowledge to analyze real companies and help determine how healthy they are, are they performing well, what could be issues they're facing, etc.
Perfect for Business, Accounting, or Finance majors, or anyone interested in improving business and bookkeeping knowledge.
This course is an introduction to accounting and financial concepts and the communication of financial information to external consumers. It examines the accounting process, asset and equity accounting, financial statement analysis, an analysis of financial markets, and overview of related topics. This course is designed to enhance student understanding of accounting and finance by discussing related fundamental principles and theories.
Sample Lesson List
- Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- Valuing a Company’s Stock
- Interpreting a Balance Sheet
- Analyzing a Cash Flow Statement
- The Time Value of Money
- …and More! 12 free lessons in total. Get Started →
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