Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

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Course 3 of 10 in the Career Success Specialization

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. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Explain the importance of finance and interpretation of financial information 2. Apply the concepts of accounting and finance to analyze financials 3. Learn about key accounting and finance terms 4. Examine financial statements by using key ratios 5. Explain the importance of budgeting process 6. Learn about key components needed to improve profitability
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Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
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Legendas: English, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish

O que você vai aprender

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    Apply the concepts of accounting and finance
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    Examine financial statements by using key ratios
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    Explain the importance of budgeting process
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    Understand key accounting and finance terms

Habilidades que você terá

FinanceAccountingFinancial StatementFinancial Literacy
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Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
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English

Legendas: English, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Foundations of Finance and Accounting

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5 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
1.1 The Building Blocks of Accounting5m
1.2 Overview of the Finance Principles4m
1.3 The Four Financial Statements 9m
1.4 The Practice of Accounting 15m
SvgReading4 readings
About this Course10m
Please Take this Survey10m
Finance Quick Reference Guide10m
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 1 Quiz18m

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Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Costing

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4 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
2.2 Cost Allocation 3m
2.3 Break-Even Analysis6m
2.4 Pricing 3m
SvgReading2 readings
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Supplemental Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz18m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Financial Ratios

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4 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
3.2 Asset, Profitability, and Debt Ratios 9m
3.3 DuPont Pyramid 2m
3.4 Earnings and Dividends 2m
SvgReading3 readings
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
Supplemental Reading10m
Financial Statement for Gap (for Peer Review)10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 3 Quiz22m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Valuation

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4 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
4.2 Valuation Methods8m
4.3 NPV and IRR 15m
4.4 Course Summary1m
SvgReading3 readings
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Course Wrap-Up10m
End of Course Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By ACDec 15th 2017

I've enjoyed this course. Prof. Standen gives a very basic but clear overview of the most common financial topics, wished I had this course a couple of years ago it would have made my life way easier.

By SROct 4th 2015

Probably the single best course I have seen on finance and, by extension, accounting for those of us going in more or less clueless. It's actually an entertaining course and easy to keep watching.

Instructor

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David Standen, MBA

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

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