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Financial AccountingAccountingFinancial StatementBalance Sheet

Learner Career Outcomes

41%

started a new career after completing these courses

36%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Week 1: Introduction and Balance Sheet

9 videos (Total 128 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
1.1.2: Financial Reporting Example12m
1.2.1: Balance Sheet Equation12m
1.2.2: Assets, Liabilities, and Stockholders' Equity19m
1.3.1: Debit and Credit Bookkeeping I13m
1.3.2: Debit and Credit Bookkeeping II16m
1.4.1: Relic Spotter Case, Part 116m
1.4.2: Relic Spotter Case, Part 215m
1.5: 3M Company: Tour of an Annual Report10m
7 readings
Syllabus10m
Frequently Asked Questions10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
2 practice exercises
Learning check-in2m
Homework #120m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Week 2: Accrual Accounting and the Income Statement

8 videos (Total 110 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2.2: Relic Spotter Case, Part 312m
2.3.1: Adjusting Entries I15m
2.3.2: Adjusting Entries II14m
2.4.1: Relic Spotter Case, Part 4a11m
2.4.2: Relic Spotter Case, Part 4b9m
2.5: Financial Statements and Closing Entries16m
2.6: 3M Company: Income Statement and Balance Sheet9m
6 readings
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #220m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Week 3: Cash Flows

7 videos (Total 115 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
3.1.2: Relic Spotter Case, Part 516m
3.2.1: Statement of Cash Flows14m
3.2.2: Relic Spotter Case, Part 617m
3.3.1: More SCF Topics and EBITDA17m
3.3.2: Cash Flow vs. EBITDA Examples21m
3.4: 3M Company: Cash Flows13m
4 readings
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #320m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Week 4: Ratio Analysis and Final Exam

5 videos (Total 73 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
4.2: Plainview Technology Case, Part 116m
4.3: Plainview Technology Case, Part 219m
4.4: Plainview Technology Case, Part 310m
4.5: 3M Company: Ratios5m
3 readings
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
PDF files for videos10m
2 practice exercises
Final Exam, Part 124m
Final Exam, Part 216m
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By MMFeb 4th 2016

I took Brian Bushee's course and found him to be one of the BEST INSTRUCTORS I'VE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. If you've had trouble with accounting courses in the past, HE IS THE INSTRUCTOR FOR YOU!!!

By EYSep 20th 2019

The course is very easy to understand, and most importantly it is fun to learn accounting! I find this course covers basic yet comprehensive contents compared to other basic accounting online courses.

Instructor

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Brian J Bushee

The Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor
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. ...

About the Business Foundations Specialization

In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education. In five courses, you’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, accounting, operations, and finance. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by developing a go-to-market strategy to address a real business challenge....
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