Accounting for Decision-Making, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
49 days
150 USD/full
150 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Accounting for Decision-Making Program in collaboration with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore - IIMBx. Learn how to read and interpret financial statements and manage costs to take informed business decisions.

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The Accounting for Decision-Making course is part of the Business Management MicroMasters Program from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore - IIMBx.  

Having a good understanding of accounting allows managers to communicate with the finance department, bankers, suppliers and even tax authorities.

In this finance course, you will learn how to read and understand financial statements. You will learn all relevant and important terms as they relate to the three financial statements - balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Subsequently, you will develop the capability to analyze business performance through financial statements. 

You will see how the performance of any organization is impacted by four fundamental drivers of profitability - asset management, cost management, leverage management and tax management.

What you'll learn:

  • Read and understand financial statements

  • Financial statement analysis

  • How to use accounting information to plan and control your business and make decisions

In the second part of the course, you will learn how to manage costs. We will cover product costing, budgeting , budgetary control and cost analysis for decision making.

Successfully completing this course will transform you into a manager who is confident while discussing and handling accounting and financial matters in the workplace, and help you as you move forward in your managerial career and take on senior roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanics of Financial Accounting
  • Reading Financial Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Product Costing
  • Cost Analysis for Decision Making
  • Budgeting and variance analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 49 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • An overall understanding of business environment is required.

Tuition Fee

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