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Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.
 
One month; Sharon deFonteny, instructor
 
$195
 
Agenda
 
Unit 1
Introduction to Finance
- The Vocabulary of Finance
- The Four Basic Elements of Finance
- The Basic Financial Statements
 
Unit 2
Introduction to Accounting
-Basic Terminology
-The Purpose of Accounting
-The Accounting Cycle
-Preparing Financial Statements
 
Unit 3
Managing Liabilities
-Overview of Liabilities
-The Liabilities of a Business
- Short-Term Liabilities
-Long-Term Liabilities
 
Unit 4
Financial Planning
- Overview of Financial Planning
-The Importance of Financial Planning
-The Business Planning Process
 

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

DiscussionDiscussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):
September 2 - 26

$195
 
Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs
 

 
About Your Instructor
 
 
Sharon deFonteny has a degree in Business Education with a concentration in Accounting, and  spent many years in Corporate America working in Accounting and Finance.   For the past 5 years she has created and taught online Business courses for Bucks County Community College.  Her experience in business, as well as experience in teaching, has allowed her to help people understand the Accounting and Finance process.  
 

Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives

  • Understand the art of finance and accounting - the terminology and the processes.
  • Understand the content and presentation of financial statements.
  • Learn that profit is not equal to cash and the importance of cash.
  • Understand why budgets are used as a management tool and how they are built.
  • Learn how to read and analyze the accounting numbers.
 
Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes

  After taking this course, you will:
  • Know financial terminology and accounting concepts.
  • Understand the accounting cycle.
  • Understand debits and credits as well as journals.
  • Know how to create and interpret financial statements.
  • Know how budgets are built.
  • Have information on reading financial reports and understanding the financial picture.
Completion Requirements