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Fundamentals of Accounting & Finance


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost : $1,249

Next Start Date:

March 29, 2021

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About this Course

Whether you’re just starting out in business, or you run your own company, a foundation in accounting and finance can help you make better business decisions. In this course, you’ll get an introduction to the “language of business” — the various statements that help communicate a company’s financial picture. You’ll learn how to show financial results to external stakeholders such as investors and creditors and generate future-looking information to guide internal decision-making. You’ll also understand how to fund business operations and make decisions about the allocation of financial resources.

Designed For

Professionals who are familiar with business operations and want a deeper understanding of accounting and finance. 

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What You'll Learn

  • The components of common financial statements and what information they communicate to investors and creditors
  • How to use accounting information to understand the impact of past financial transactions and make future business decisions
  • How to interpret financial information to make decisions about capital structure and resource allocation

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll get practice using common tools like financial statements and budgets for financial decision-making.

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

Online, Group-Paced

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from March 29, 2021, to June 4, 2021.


Meet your instructors

Diane Renihan Legg

Principal, Ballantrae

Lecturer, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Wendy Baesler

Lecturer, Accounting


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

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