Duration

8 weeks (8-10 hours per week)

Price

Level

Advanced

Affiliation

University System of Maryland, UMUC

Certification

Available

Instructor

Dr. Sharon L. Levin

Expected learning & outcomes

  • How to perform basic financial analyses to support decision-making
  • The role financial decisions play in the overall management function
  • Methods for applying financial and non-financial information to management decisions
  • The relationship between risk and return in publicly-traded corporations
  • How to apply discounted cash flow techniques to compare projects costs

Skills you'll master / acquire / learn

Accounting, Analysis, Budgeting, Costing, Decision Making, Finance, Financial accounting, Financial Analysis, Goal Setting, Planning, Profitability, Support

About this course

Need a career boost? Every business depends on the acumen of its financial leaders. Learn to make profitable financial decisions from UMUC professors who have been distance educators since the birth of the Internet. This course is designed for anyone interested in improving their decision making skills.

In this first MicroMasters course in Accounting and Financial Management, you will gain knowledge of the fundamental concepts of financial accounting, finance, and managerial decision making. This course investigates financial decision making in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Emphasis is on the application of financial and nonfinancial information to a wide range of managerial decisions, including the time value of money, financial analysis, budgeting, incremental analysis, long-term planning and cost-volume-profit analysis. A variety of decision-making tools (such as break-even analysis, activity-based costing procedures, and discounted cash flow techniques) are studied. Contemporary managerial practices are explored.


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