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Accounting & Finance (ADMIN 513)

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Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 11 weeks
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost : $1,248

Next Start Date:

TBD

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course


By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify common financial statements and understand what the components mean individually and what information is communicated collectively by that financial statement prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Apply GAAP to common business transactions to understand how accountants measure items reported on financial statements.
  • Perform a basic financial statement analysis by computing common size financial statements and key financial ratios; then interpret the health of the company from such analysis.
  • Classify costs as variable, fixed or mixed. Divide mixed costs into fixed and variable components using the high-low method. Use fixed and variable classifications for budgeting, contribution margin income statements and cost-volume-profit analysis.
  • Allocate common costs to parts of the organization. Understand the incentives that allocation creates and the relevance of such allocated costs to decision-making. After allocating costs, evaluate the performance of segments within the organization using return on investment or residual income.
  • Incorporate the actual activity level to evaluate actual performance relative to budgeted performance. Compute both the activity variance and the revenes/spending variance for budgeted income statement items and interpret these variances.
  • Compute the costs of debt and equity and understand the implications of the capital structure decision.
  • Incorporate knowledge of the time value of money to compute a capital purchase’s net present value and internal rate of return. Also compute and interpret a capital investment’s payback period.

Program Overview

We offer this program in two formats: an accelerated classroom program that features two courses over five months, and an online program that includes five courses over nine months. Students cannot combine or switch between the two program formats.

Learning Format

Online, Group-Paced

Start and finish your course with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. This course is 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Closed Sessions

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from March 30, 2020, to June 12, 2020.

Online

Meet your instructors

Diane Renihan Legg

Principal, Ballantrae

Lecturer, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Wendy Baesler

Lecturer, Accounting

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 4 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from March 30, 2020, to June 12, 2020.

Online

Meet your instructors

Diane Renihan Legg

Principal, Ballantrae

Lecturer, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Wendy Baesler

Lecturer, Accounting

Credit Course

You’ll earn 4 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

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