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Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes...

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Subtitles: English, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish...

What you will learn

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    Apply the concepts of accounting and finance

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    Examine financial statements by using key ratios

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    Explain the importance of budgeting process

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    Understand key accounting and finance terms

Skills you will gain

AccountingFinancial RatioFinancial StatementFinance

Course 3 of 10 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes...

English

Subtitles: English, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Foundations of Finance and Accounting

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5 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.1 The Building Blocks of Accounting5m
1.2 Overview of the Finance Principles4m
1.3 The Four Financial Statements 9m
1.4 The Practice of Accounting 15m
4 readings
About this Course10m
Please Take this Survey10m
Finance Quick Reference Guide10m
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz18m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Costing

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4 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
2.2 Cost Allocation 3m
2.3 Break-Even Analysis6m
2.4 Pricing 3m
2 readings
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Supplemental Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz18m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Financial Ratios

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4 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
3.2 Asset, Profitability, and Debt Ratios 9m
3.3 DuPont Pyramid 2m
3.4 Earnings and Dividends 2m
3 readings
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
Supplemental Reading10m
Financial Statement for Gap (for Peer Review)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz22m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Valuation

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4 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.2 Valuation Methods8m
4.3 NPV and IRR 15m
4.4 Course Summary1m
3 readings
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
End of Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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By ACDec 15th 2017

I've enjoyed this course. Prof. Standen gives a very basic but clear overview of the most common financial topics, wished I had this course a couple of years ago it would have made my life way easier.

By EMFeb 22nd 2019

An excellent well-rounded course and perfect for anyone who would like to gain some insight into financial practices. I would highly recommend this course, "Finance for Non-Financial Professionals."

Instructor

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David Standen, MBA

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Career Success Specialization

This series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can also be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses to your individual and organizational needs....
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