Free Online Course on Financial Accounting for Corporations

The University of Maryland is offering free online course on Financial Accounting for Corporations. The course is taught within the framework of the American Association of Certified Public Accountants’ Code of Professional Conduct.

In this course, applicants will learn to prepare, analyze, and compare financial statements for publically traded U.S. corporations. The course will start on January 15, 2018.

Course At A Glance

Length: 8 weeks
Effort:  10-15 hours pw
Subject: Economics & Finance
Institution: University of Maryland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 249
Session: Course Starts on January 15, 2018

Providers’ Details

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) specializes in educating busy professionals like you. We are a public state university offering career-relevant, affordable education that fits your life. You can earn most degrees and certificates entirely online. At UMUC, you can build your professional value with each class you take. With classes taught by faculty with real-world experience, our programs focus on practical, applicable skills and knowledge that you can apply right away.

About This Course

Want to learn a new language and keep your finger on the pulse of business?  Accounting is the language of business.  Be among a small percentage of business professionals who can prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements of corporations. You will find financial accountants anywhere from the accounting department to the positions of CEO and CFO.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, part of the UMUC Accounting and Financial Management MicroMasters program, you will learn to prepare corporate financial statements in compliance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and in conformance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Use the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Conceptual Framework
  • Research accounting topics using FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification
  • Prepare financial statements for U.S. corporations according to FASB’s GAAP
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate financial information in a clear, correct, concise, and well-articulated manner
  • Apply the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct when making financial decisions

Instructors

Dr. Sharon L. Levin

Dr. Sharon Levin has taught business and accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels both face-to-face and online since 1989.

Requirements

To pursue a MicroMasters certificate in Accounting and Financial Management, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required.  If you are not pursuing a MicroMasters certification, Course 1: Financial Decision Making is highly recommended.

How To Join This Course

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