Accounting: Making Sound Decisions
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Start Date: May 2016 (4 Weeks Long)
Workload: 2-4 Hours Per Week
Instructor: Marc Badia
Credentials: Badia is the assistant professor of accounting and control at IESE Business School, where he also serves as the academic director for first year students. His research focuses on fair value accounting, international financial accounting, trading strategies, and accounting-based analysis and valuation. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Ph.D. in business administration from Columbia University.
Graded: Students can choose to explore course videos, discussions, and ungraded assignments for free, but they won’t be able to submit graded assignments, earn a certificate, or complete a specialization without paying a $119 fee.
Description: Cash flows…Profit and loss…Assets and liabilities…Income statements. These are the bedrock concepts of financial accounting, a discipline focused on logging financial transactions and reporting financial data to outside stakeholders in a consistent and understandable format. In this course, designed for managers with limited financial literacy, students will learn how to “read and interpret financial statements for business diagnosis and decision-making. More importantly, [they] will possess the conceptual base to keep learning more sophisticated accounting and finance on [their] own.”
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Additional Background: This course is the first part of a “Foundations of Management” specialization, a four course series that includes areas like finance, marketing, and organizational behavior. To learn more about these courses and register for them, click here.