The Finance and Accounting course explains the critical processes and principles of financing an entrepreneurial venture and how to account for the ventures performance. The lectures cover finance and accounting processes from raising capital to how to read a balance sheet and each process is defined, explained, and illustrated through easy-to-understand real company examples. The lectures also cover important finance and accounting principles such as fume date and activity-based accounting. As opposed to the step-by-step process explanations, the principles reveal insights into how to think about finance and accounting by defining, explaining, and illustrating how the principles work and how they impact a business. The course includes two business case discussions of real companies struggling with real finance and accounting issues.

Course Includes

  • 4 Hours of Video

    Processes and principles of finance and accounting.

  • 2 Case Studies

    Case studies issued from The Harvard Business School with discussions, plus Harvard Business School Course Note on Activity-Based Costing.

  • 4 Quizzes

    Review material and quizzes to increase learning.

  • Certificate

    Receive a printable certificate upon completion. Text includes course name and "with Harvard Case Studies" if applicable.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Accounting Processes and Principles
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    • Introduction to Accounting
    • Income Statements
    • Balance Sheets
    • Cash Flow Statements
    • Accounting Methodologies
    • Planning
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Activity-Based Costing
    • Management Reporting
    • Balanced Score Card
    • Accounting Notes
  • 02
    Finance Processes and Principles
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    • Cash Management
    • Receivables Financing
    • Debt Financing
    • Equity Financing
    • Breakeven
    • Burn Rate
    • Fume Date
    • Liquidity
    • Time Value of Money
    • Value Creation
    • Company Valuation Techniques
    • Finance Notes
  • 03
    Accounting Case Study
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    • Introduction to Activity-Based Costing Note
    • Accounting Case Study - Dakota Office Products
    • Accounting Case Study Discussion Video - Dakota Products
    • Activity-Based Accounting Notes
    • Accounting Case Discussion Notes
  • 04
    Finance Case Study
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    • Finance Case Study - NetFlix
    • Finance Case Study Discussion Video - Netflix
    • Finance Case Discussion Notes