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This course demystifies the role accounting and finance play in a corporation, demonstrates how financial decisions reflect business goals, and shows how managers can connect corporate financial information directly to their own strategies and actions.


Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Students will learn about: • Current assets, long-term assets, intangible assets, and natural resources • Different types of liabilities, managing those liabilities, and calculating the time value of money • Calculating the present value, future value, interest rate, and maturity date on various types of cash flows • Understanding a company's statement of stockholders' equity and the balance sheet • The components of stockholders' equity, stock transactions, and financial analysis ratios used to evaluate a company's long-term solvency • Identify, calculate, and assess individual investments and investment portfolios, identify types of investment risks, calculate risk, and analyze the results • Interest rates and maturity dates, establishing an amortization table, and calculating payments on amortized loans • Bond and stock markets, identifying characteristics of various types of stocks and bonds and their risks, and how to evaluate and invest in stocks and bonds


There are no prerequisites for this course.


Part 1: Understanding Financial Information Unit 1: Stand-alone risk Topic A: Risk basics Topic B: Probability analysis and rate of return Topic C: Risk calculation Unit 2: Portfolio risk Topic A: Diversification principle Topic B: The Capital Asset Pricing Model Topic C: Ratio analysis Unit 3: Future and present value of money Topic A: Time value of money Topic B: Compounding and discounting Unit 4: Even and uneven cash flows Topic A: Annuities Topic B: Calculating financial values Unit 5: Bonds and stocks Topic A: Bond fundamentals Topic B: Stock fundamentals Topic C: Valuation of bonds and stocks Part 2: Analysis of Financial Statements Unit 1: Accounting and business activities Topic A: Fundamentals of accounting Topic B: Accounting in business activities Unit 2: Accounting for assets Topic A: Introduction to assets Topic B: Accounting for current assets Topic C: Accounting for noncurrent assets Unit 3: Accounting for inventory Topic A: Fundamentals of the inventory system Topic B: Inventory management Unit 4: Accounting for liabilities Topic A: Types of liabilities Topic B: Long-term liabilities Unit 5: Time value of money Topic A: Calculating time value of money Topic B: Calculating value of annuities Topic C: Calculating value of bonds Topic D: Interest rates and maturity dates Unit 6: Accounting for stockholders' equity Topic A: Fundamentals of stock Topic B: Fundamentals of stockholders' equity Topic C: Fundamentals of ratio analysis


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