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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Financial Accounting Made Fun - Eliminating Your Fears Certificate in collaboration with Babson College ‑ BabsonX. Learn the language of financial accounting and how to use financial statement information to better manage and grow your business.

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The Financial Accounting Made Fun - Eliminating Your Fears Certificate from EdX is offered in partnership with Babson College ‑ BabsonX.

Are financial statements a mystery to you? Do all those terms and metrics make your head spin? Do you avoid conversations with your finance leaders because you are not confident of your finance ability?

Having a solid understanding of financial terms, statements and metrics is critical to becoming a successful entrepreneur or manager. In this finance course, you will learn how to interpret and use the information contained in financial statements to make key operating decisions, evaluate business performance, and create forecasts of profits and cash flow.

This course introduces you to the form, content and definitions included in the primary financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. You will learn how to use this information to make key operating decisions, such as how to balance growth with cash constraints. You will learn how to use ratios to diagnose a company’s financial health and apply these concepts and tools to evaluate a company of your own choosing.

Eliminate your fear of accounting! Financial accounting can be fun once the barriers to learning are broken down. Through a series of learning scenarios that take you through the creation of a simple business, you will become comfortable with basic accounting tools and concepts that you need to more effectively manage your business. By the end of the course, you will become a much more confident user of financial information and will be able to effectively engage with your finance leaders.

This course is part of the Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought XSeries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      4 to 6 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:
  • How primary financial statements are constructed and what types of information is captured in each statement
  • How cash and profits can differ and how to use that information to effectively manage growth
  • How to calculate key performance ratios and use those metrics to evaluate the performance of your business
  • How to create a financial forecast that you can use to better manage your business and to present to potential investors and creditors 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • National

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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