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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Financial Accounting – Basic Principles. Transaction Analysis. Income Recognition. Accounting for Current Assets

12 videos (Total 145 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
1.1. Why study accounting?11m
1.2. What is accounting? Financial vs. managerial accounting11m
1.3. Key financial statements – BS, IS, SCF17m
1.4. Accounting principles. GAAP14m
1.5. Double-entry bookkeeping6m
1.6. Transaction analysis – an example15m
1.7. Revenue and expense recognition16m
1.8. Cash and accounts receivable14m
1.9. Accounting for inventories (1) – cost travel13m
1.10. Accounting for inventories (2) – cost of goods sold9m
1.11. Accounting for inventories (3) – FIFO, LIFO, LCM9m
11 readings
Konstantin Kontor2m
AIBEc. The American Institute of Business and Economics2m
Grading2m
Handouts – an important comment2m
1.1. Financial accounting basics5m
1.2. Accounting record-keeping5m
1.3. Transaction analysis – an example5m
1.4. Revenue and expense recognition – an overview10m
1.5. Accounting for uncollectibles10m
1.6. Accounting for inventories (1) – cost travel10m
1.7. Accounting for inventories (2) – basic concepts. FIFO, LIFO, LCM10m
2 practice exercises
1 (Practice)20m
1 - Basic accounting procedures for current assets1h
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Operational Assets. Depreciation. Short-Term Investments. Long-Term Liabilities. Shareholders’ Equity. Some Tax Issues

12 videos (Total 129 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
2.2. Depreciation11m
2.3. Depreciation tax shield8m
2.4. Intangible assets – accounting and amortization7m
2.5. Short-term investments in bonds10m
2.6. Short-term investments in stocks12m
2.7. Bonds (1) – parameters and accounting approach10m
2.8. Bonds (2) – amortization of premium/discount13m
2.9. Equity (1) – accounting for common and preferred stock11m
2.10. Equity (2) – treasury stock and stock dividends12m
2.11. Accounting for taxes – an overview9m
2.12. Deferred taxes – an example8m
5 readings
2.1. Operational assets1m
2.2. Depreciation tax shield1m
2.3. Accounting for long-term liabilities10m
2.4. Accounting for shareholders’ equity10m
2.5. Accounting for income taxes – an overview1m
2 practice exercises
2 (Practice)8m
2 - Depreciation, amortization, and deferred items1h
Week
3
4 hours to complete

The Statement of Cash Flows. Analysis and Use of Financial Statements. Financial Accounting and Project Valuation

12 videos (Total 118 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
3.2. SCF – Example 114m
3.3. SCF – a more advanced Example 2 (1)12m
3.4. SCF – a more advanced Example 2 (2)8m
3.5. Valuation revisited – cash flows, net income, and FCF7m
3.6. Comparison of interest treatment in SCF and FCF9m
3.7. The big question – why use earnings?10m
3.8. Analysis and use of financial statements – an overview12m
3.9. Ratio analysis (1) – current position and performance6m
3.10. Ratio analysis (2) – capital structure5m
3.11. Ratio analysis (3) – operating performance11m
3.12. Financial accounting and valuation – conclusions8m
3 readings
3.1. The statement of cash flows (1) – the idea and format10m
3.2. The statement of cash flows (2) – an example10m
3.3. Analysis and use of financial statements – an overview10m
2 practice exercises
3 (Practice)8m
3 - SCF inputs and ROI ratios1h
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Managerial Accounting – Core Ideas. Cost Behavior. Direct and Indirect Costs. Indirect Cost Allocation

12 videos (Total 145 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
4.2. Managerial vs. financial accounting – a comparison11m
4.3. Systems of managerial accounting13m
4.4. Introduction to costs – major terms12m
4.5. Cost behavior12m
4.6. Total cost – concept and information12m
4.7. Direct and indirect costs14m
4.8. Indirect cost allocation11m
4.9. Cost allocation example (1) – initial cost allocation13m
4.10. Cost allocation example (2) – cost re-allocation11m
4.11. Cost allocation example (3) – cost allocation rates10m
4.12. The tracing and allocation roadmap9m
4 readings
4.1. The nature of managerial accounting10m
4.2. Cost behavior10m
4.3. Total cost (1) – the concept. Direct and indirect costs10m
4.4. Total cost (2) – direct costs measurement and overhead allocation10m
2 practice exercises
4 (Practice)20m
4 - Cost behavior and cost allocation1h
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By ECNov 8th 2018

Good course bringing context to Accounting numbers.

Instructor

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Konstantin Kontor

Director and Professor of Finance and Strategy
American Institute of Business and Economics (AIBEc)

About Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Московский физико-технический институт (Физтех) является одним из ведущих вузов страны и входит в основные рейтинги лучших университетов мира. Институт обладает не только богатой историей – основателями и профессорами института были Нобелевские лауреаты Пётр Капица, Лев Ландау и Николай Семенов – но и большой научно-исследовательской базой. Основой образования в МФТИ является уникальная «система Физтеха», сформулированная Петром Капицей: кропотливый отбор одаренных и склонных к творческой работе абитуриентов; участие в обучении ведущих научных работников; индивидуальный подход к отдельным студентам с целью развития их творческих задатков; воспитание с первых шагов в атмосфере технических исследований и конструктивного творчества с использованием потенциала лучших лабораторий страны. Среди выпускников МФТИ — нобелевские лауреаты Андрей Гейм и Константин Новоселов, основатель компании ABBYY Давид Ян, один из авторов архитектурных принципов построения вычислительных комплексов Борис Бабаян и др....

About American Institute of Business and Economics

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About the Understanding Modern Finance Specialization

This Specialization is designed for a wide audience of those interested in finance either professionally or just of curiosity, including managers of different levels specializing in finance, accounting, business planning, strategy, consulting, and project management, IT specialists engaged in the area of finance, fin-tech, big data, and valuation, etc. Through four courses and the final Project, you will cover the theory and practice of capital markets and financial institutions, corporate finance and project valuation, financial and managerial accounting as applied to finance, as well as the M&A market as the ultimate judge of financial efficiency and value creation. The Specialization will prepare you to understand and use the applications of financial ideas, concepts, models, strategies, and tools to build a successful career in finance and in business, as well as to take advantage of opportunities offered by financial markets....
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