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Intermediate Level
Approx. 27 hours to complete
English

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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

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American Institute of Business and Economics

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

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

5 hours to complete
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

Week 2

4 hours to complete

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

4 hours to complete
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)30m
2 - Depreciation, amortization, and deferred items1h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

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

4 hours to complete
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)30m
3 - SCF inputs and ROI ratios1h
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

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

5 hours to complete
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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