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Learner Career Outcomes

17%

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 13 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction, Balance Sheet and Income Statement

11 videos (Total 91 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
An Overview of Accounting and the Financial Reporting Environment12m
The Balance Sheet Equation6m
Assets, Liabilities, Shareholders' Equity14m
Case 1, Part 1 - Balance Sheet Transactions6m
Application to Real-World Financial Statements: Large U.S.-Based Multinational Consumer Goods Company (Part 1)7m
Income, Revenue, and Expenses7m
Case 1, Part 2 - Revenue and Expense Transactions6m
Adjusting Entries6m
Case 1, Part 3 - Adjusting Entries8m
Application to Real-World Financial Statements: Large U.S.-Based Multinational Consumer Goods Company (Part 2)6m
2 readings
Module 1 Quiz 2 HCD Financial Statement PDF10m
PDFs of Module 1 Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Module 1 Quiz 1 - Balance Sheet and Income Statement24m
Module 1 Quiz 2 - Balance Sheet and Income Statement22m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Cash Flow Statement

5 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Case 1, Part 4 - Cash Flow Statement Direct Method4m
Cash Flow Statement - Indirect Method17m
Case 1, Part 5 - Cash Flow Statement Indirect Method8m
Application to Real-World Financial Statements: Large U.S.-Based Multinational Consumer Goods Company (Part 3)10m
2 readings
Module 2 Quiz 2 HCD Financial Statement PDF10m
PDF of Module 2 Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz 1 - Cash Flow Statement16m
Module 2 Quiz 2 - Cash Flow Statement14m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Financial Statement Analysis

5 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Profitability Measures15m
Drilling Deeper into Return on Assets13m
Sales and Earnings Quality7m
A More Sophisticated Calculation of ROA10m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 3 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Linking Non-Financial Metrics to Financial Performance

7 videos (Total 93 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Step 1: Identifying the Right Drivers16m
Step 2: Setting Targets13m
Comprehensive Examples12m
Incorporating Analysis Results in Financial Models14m
Using Analytics to Choose Action Plans8m
Organizational Issues14m
1 reading
PDF of Module 4 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz - Linking Non-financial Metrics to Financial Performance20m
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Top reviews from Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers

By CEDec 2nd 2019

Some topics get confusing as is natural with complex financial data sets and statements, but just re-watch the videos and download the PDFs for review!

By ACJan 29th 2019

It was great. I had little issues in understanding little bit as i am medical background, it would be great if it had some medical examples.

Instructors

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Richard Lambert

Professor of Accounting
Accounting- Wharton School
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Christopher D. Ittner

EY Professor of Accounting
Accounting

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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