Financial Accounting

12 Weeks 10 - 14 Hours per week
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About this course

Accounting is the language of business. It is difficult to understand business without knowing some accounting. Knowing accounting will help learners better understand and contribute to their own companies and better understand business around them. The course also helps students use the financial statements to gather inputs to valuation models and for corporate finance decisions.

Finance Accounting is part of the MicroMasters® Program in Finance. It provides a rigorous introduction to the principles of financial accounting. We will focus on the preparation and analysis of financial statements, and on why financial statements take the form they do. We will cover the basic structure of financial reports and the process of recording transactions. We will also learn how investors, creditors, and other users analyze financial statements to assess corporate performance. The course will focus on using the financial statements to gather inputs to valuation models and for corporate finance decisions.

This course offers general managers, financial analysts, financial advisors, quantitative researchers, asset managers, risk managers, quantitative developers working in financial services, professionals servicing the financial industry the tools to succeed. Undergraduate and graduate students looking to enter business in general or finance in particular would also benefit greatly from this valuable course.

The course is excellent preparation for anyone planning to take the CFA exams.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand accounting terms
  • Understand how financial statements are constructed
  • Ability to read financial statements
  • Gather inputs to valuation models and for corporate finance decisions

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Meet Your Instructor

John Core

John Core

Nanyang Technological University Professor and a Professor of Accounting, Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology John E. Core is the Nanyang Technological University Professor and a Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Core has broad research interests in executive compensation and executive stock and option incentives, corporate governance, nonprofit governance, and disclosure and the cost of capital. His research has been published in the Accounting Review , the Journal of Accounting & Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research , the Journal of Finance , and the Journal of Financial Economics. When not conducting research, Core teaches the core Financial Accounting class to first-year MBA students at MIT Sloan. Prior to entering academia, he worked in investment banking for PaineWebber and in compensation consulting for Ernst & Young. Core holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from The Wharton School.
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Duration

12 Weeks

Experience Level

Advanced

Learning Partner

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Subject

Business Economics & Finance