Politecnico di Milano
Fundamentals of financial and management accounting
Politecnico di Milano

Fundamentals of financial and management accounting

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Deborah Agostino

Instructor: Deborah Agostino


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Beginner level

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12 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
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  • Learn how to read and analyze financial statements and understand basic techniques to manage costs and capital investment decisions.

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There are 5 modules in this course

Within this week we will define what is an enterprise, what is accounting and we will discuss the distinction between financial and management accounting.

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5 videos2 quizzes

Within this week we will learn what is the "Annual report" and its components: balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement.

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9 videos1 reading2 quizzes

Within this week we will learn the definition of management accounting, the definition of costs and their classification and the reference schema for cost allocation (proportional vs causal allocation).

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8 videos2 readings2 quizzes

Within this week we will learn the definition of decision making and the classification of the different types of decisions. We will introduce the concept of investment appraisal and explain the NPV formula for investment appraisal. We will furthermore solve small example of NPV application.

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6 videos1 reading2 quizzes

Within this week we will introduce the basic concepts of short-term decision making: contribution margin, fixed costs, variable costs and avoidable costs. We will approach cost-volume-profit analysis and discuss examples of it.

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9 videos4 readings3 quizzes


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Deborah Agostino
Politecnico di Milano
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