Foundations of Finance and Accounting

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About the Course

Impact your financial decisions and learn how to affect the performance of your unit’s profitability and of your organization. In this course gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to drive your organization’s growth. Upon completion of this course, you will have gained general financial knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the impact of your decisions outside your functional area. Content of the course includes selected aspects of finance from a non-financial specialist perspective. Specific topics include: financial analysis; planning, forecasting, and budgeting; cash flow, and strategic financing. This class will be interactive and will require the active involvement of the participants in finance related activities.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of finance and interpretation of financial information
  • Apply the concepts of accounting and finance to analyze financials
  • Learn about key accounting and finance terms
  • Examine financial statements by using key ratios
  • Explain the importance of budgeting process
  • Learn about key components needed to improve profitability

Course Format

There are four modules in this course. Each module has a corresponding quiz. You are allowed one try for each quiz every eight hours and you need to achieve an 80% or higher on all quizzes in order to pass the class. You may take the quizzes as many times as you like.

Recommended Background

This course will appeal to a wide range of audiences. There are no course prerequisites; no previous business experience is necessary.

Course Certificate Criteria

Course Certificates are co-branded by UCLITE and University of California, Irvine. They are printable, digitally shareable, and will empower you with a verified document in-hand. Link your coursework to your identity, and pass every module to earn your Course Certificate.


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