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AccountingFinancial StatementBalance SheetAccounting Terminology

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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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. 12 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: What Is Accounting and Why Are Financial Reports Important?

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
1-2. Why Are Financial Statements Important?8m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Lessons 1 & 2 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: Assets – What Do You Own?

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
2-2. The Balance Sheet – Non-Current Assets11m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Liabilities – What Do You Owe?

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
3-2. The Balance Sheet – Liabilities Part 213m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Module 4: Equity and How the Balance Sheet Fits Together

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
4-2. The Balance Sheet – Equity Part 24m
Gies Online Programs3m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Congratulations!10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 4 Quiz30m

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