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This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Course Level: Basic.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

Topics Covered:
Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department’s Performance
Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

Regulatory Requirement:
Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

Course Prerequisite:
None.

Seat Time / Credit Hour:
3 hr.

Testing:
The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

Course Completion:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

About the Subject Matter Expert:
Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

14 $168

This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Course Level: Basic.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

Topics Covered:
Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department’s Performance
Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

Regulatory Requirement:
Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

Course Prerequisite:
None.

Seat Time / Credit Hour:
2 hr.

Testing:
The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

Course Completion:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

About the Subject Matter Expert:
Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

14 $168

This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Course Level: Basic.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

Topics Covered:
Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

Regulatory Requirement:
Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

Course Prerequisite:
None.

Seat Time / Credit Hour:
8 hr.

Testing:
The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

Course Completion:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

About the Subject Matter Expert:
Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

9 $126

Course Level:
Basic

Course Description

Cost Management: Accounting and Control covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to manage costs strategically in order to be globally competitive. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who seek continuous improvement (CI) strategies. Topics include: analysis of costs, job order and process costing, break – even and contribution analysis, activity – based costing (ABC), cost allocation, responsibility accounting, budget for profit planning, short – term decisions, capital budgeting, quality costs and total quality management (TQM), inventory management and just in time (JIT).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the nature and scope of cost accounting and cost management.
  • Describe the three broad purposes for which the manager needs cost information.
  • Understand the roles of the controller, treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • Identify and give examples of each of the basic cost elements involved in the manufacture of a product.
  • Become familiar with job order costing.
  • Describe how activity – based costing (ABC) enhances product costing accuracy.
  • Become familiar with various contribution margin concepts.
  • Be able to prepare sales, production, cost, and cash budgets.
  • Be able to compute return on investment (ROI) by means of the Du Pont formula.
  • Explain the target costing process for a new product.
  • Understand the sell or process decision.
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Cost Management
  • Chapter 2: Cost Classifications, Terminology, and Profit Concepts
  • Chapter 3: Cost Accounting Systems – Job Order Costing
  • Chapter 4: Activity – Based Costing
  • Chapter 5: Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
  • Chapter 6: Analysis of Cost Behavior
  • Chapter 7: Budgeting for Profit Planning
  • Chapter 8: Responsibility Accounting, Standard Costs, and Variances
  • Chapter 9: Control of Profit Centers
  • Chapter 10: Performance Measurement, Balanced Scorecard, and Transfer Pricing
  • Chapter 11: Non – routine Decisions and Life – Cycle and Target Costing
  • Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting
  • Chapter 13: Capital Budgeting and Income Taxes
  • Chapter 14: Process Costing, Cost Allocation, and Joint Product Costing
  • Chapter 15: Total Quality Management and Quality Costs
  • Chapter 16: Inventory Management and Just – in – Time
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 13 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach.

    California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

  • 13 $168

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    4 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    8 $109.95

    Earnings per share (EPS) is a popular and useful summary measure of a company’s profit performance. It tells you how much profit (or loss) each share of common stock has earned after adjustments for potential dilution from options, warrants, and convertible securities are factored in. This coursecovers the computation, reporting, and disclosures associated with earnings per share.

    Accounting for Earnings per Share

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Differentiate between two different capital structures: simple and complex.
    Compute earnings per share in a simple capital structure.
    Compute earnings per share in a complex capital structure.
    Apply SFAS 128 to determine Earnings Per Share.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Accounting for Earnings per Share.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:

    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    4 $60

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    7 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    24 $264

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    3 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    17 $204

    This course covers everything a business person needs to know about accounting and finance. The course is directed towards the business person who must have financial and accounting knowledge, but who has not had formal training in the field. For instance, this course would be valuable to a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts. This information is also valuable to the entrepreneur or sole proprietor who may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting, which can be applied in the real world, regardless of firm size. This course gives non – financial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in the area of finance.

    Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs

    Course Level: Basic.

    Learning Objectives:
    Recognize different strategies for evaluating investment decisions.
    Become confident with adding additional managerial responsibilities to your workload.
    Understand basic financial information in order to evaluate the performance of your responsibility center.
    Be able to analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and a statement of cash flow.

    Topics Covered:
    Chapter 1: Essentials of Accounting and Finance
    Chapter 2: Types of Cost Data and Cost Analysis
    Chapter 3: Contribution Analysis
    Chapter 4: Break – Even and Cost – Volume – Profit Analysis
    Chapter 5: Relevant Cost and Making Short – Term Decision
    Chapter 6: Forecasting Cash Needs and Budgeting
    Chapter 7: Cost Control and Variance Analysis
    Chapter 8: Managing Financial Assets
    Chapter 9: Managing Accounts Receivable and Credit
    Chapter 10: Managing Inventory
    Chapter 11: The Time Value of Money
    Chapter 12: Capital Budgeting Decisions
    Chapter 13: Improving Managerial Performance
    Chapter 14: Evaluating and Improving your Department?s Performance
    Chapter 15: Sources of Short – Term Financing
    Chapter 16: Considering Term Loans and Leasing
    Chapter 17: Long – Term Debt and Equity Financing
    Chapter 18: Interpreting Financial Statements
    Chapter 19: Accounting Conventions and Recording Financial Data
    Chapter 20: Assessing Financial Health and Fitness.

    Regulatory Requirement:
    Please see the state requirements section on the course catalog page.

    Course Prerequisite:
    None.

    Seat Time / Credit Hour:
    3 hr.

    Testing:
    The student will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Course Completion:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to print their certificate online.

    About the Subject Matter Expert:
    Dr. Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business at California State University, Long Beach, California. Dr. Shim received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business.) He has co – authored over 50 professional business books and has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years.

    10 $135

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