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What you will learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of financial statements

  • Investigate and analyse financial statements in practice

  • Apply financial ratios for purposes of understanding and synthesising business position and performance

  • Apply a range of management accounting techniques to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts to improve decision making

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Beginner Level
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) from Macquarie University. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The building blocks

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Week 1 Outline2m
Building blocks: Accounting theory3m
Building blocks: Finance theory3m
Financial risk and where it comes from4m
1 reading
Explore further resources 1h
2 practice exercises
Recall - The building blocks15m
Week 1 quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Ratios and data: Why and how

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 15 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Financial ratios: From boring to brilliant2m
Accounting data and its application: A manager's guide2m
Value: From accounting profit to equity cash flow4m
Analysis for success: Choosing the right information2m
1 reading
Explore further resources 21h
2 practice exercises
Recall: Ratios and data: Why and how45m
Week 2 quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Strategy and accounting

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 13 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Performance numbers: Aligning employee and organisational objectives3m
The numbers have it: Internal information to drive better decisions4m
The strategic management accountant: Myth or reality?3m
2 readings
Become a Global MBA learner10m
Explore further resources 3 30m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Strategy and accounting15m
Week 3 quiz1h
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Budgeting and forecasting

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Building blocks: Financial analysis and forecasting3m
Forecasting: Predicting a profit and loss statement7m
Building it up: Using budgets to influence financial performance4m
1 reading
Explore further resources 430m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Forecasting and budgeting15m
Week 4 quiz1h

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