Learn to review and extract data from financial statements in order to assess the financial viability of any business. In this course, Joy Chan, an accountant with previous experience at KPMG, will show you how to critically evaluate and analyze the 3 key financial statements (balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement) and understand the inter-relationships between the statements. In the process, you will understand how assets, liabilities, income and expenses and cash flows are classified according to accounting conventions and principles. You will also identify the different cost components and use the different costing methods to accurately determine the full cost of a product or a service. In sum, you will understand concepts and budgeting to better manage projects and improve business decision making. The presentations draw upon extensive real-life illustrations and scenarios to ensure that the concepts and models are interesting, relevant and challenging.
This course delivers 10 hours of video lecture presentations on key topics in accounting intended for business managers. You can download and print a copy of the presentation slides, and make notes as you follow along. To make it easier to absorb the material, each hour is divided into short segments, of about 15 minutes each. You can watch as many, or as few segments each day, or each week, in your own time. Each segment is followed by a short quiz to help you review, and test yourself about what you have learned. There is also a dedicated chat room for this course, so you can talk, get help, and just be social as you journey through business management and accounting with others online.
Yes. On completion of this course, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion showing the overall average that you achieved in all of the quizzes. You may be able to take this to your university or college to ask for transfer credits, or to your professional association to see if you can be awarded continuing education credits.
These lectures are derived from a Core Course in Homburg Academy’s BSc Real Estate Business, Finance and Investment, and an Elective Course in its BSc in Real Estate Development. This course is also included in Homburg Institute Canada’s Diploma in Real Estate Business, Finance and Investment. If you would like academic credit from Homburg Academy, you should also take part in weekly video-conference discussions with the professor, and write a final exam. Learn more on our Info page.