Who should attend
This course is ideal for supervisors, managers, and directors in sales, marketing, production, engineering, R & D, human resources and other departments who wish to understand more about accounting and finance. No prior classroom experience in accounting or finance is expected, but familiarity with the general language of business will be assumed.
About the course
Do you feel overwhelmed communicating about finance and accounting topics in meetings? A manager's performance is frequently measured by how effectively they oversee departmental budgets. This program was designed to be an invaluable resource taught in a practical format to expand your knowledge and confidence. Learn to communicate comfortably regarding financial data, cash management, banking, planning, budgets, profitability, solvency and liquidity. Earn a certificate of completion.
- Overview of Financial Statements
- The Balance Sheet
- The Income Statement
- Transaction Analysis
- Financial Ratio Analysis
- Foundations of Finance and Introduction to Valuation
- Pricing of Stocks and Bonds; Introduction to Capital Budgeting - Measuring Value
- Issues in Forecasting Cash Flow
- Cost of Capital and Valuation
Online Teaching Method & Experience
Designed for busy professionals, this program blends USC’s heritage of academic excellence with the flexibility of online learning. The course will begin after 9:00 a.m. on the first day and will close at 11:45 p.m. on the last day.
Approximately 12 to 18-hours of participation, this online course fits perfectly into any busy schedule as it can be taken at your own pace over a 3-week period. It includes online video sessions, reading and case studies, interactive exercises and discussions with faculty.
Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.
PhD, University of Washington; BA, San Francisco State University Professor DeFond is the A. N. Mosich Chair of Accounting, Leventhal School of Accounting, University of Southern California. His research investigates issues in auditing, international financial reporting, and earnings management....
MBA, University of Southern California; BA, Loyola Marymount University Julia Plotts specializes in financial analysis and valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. She is the author of several valuation case studies and contributed to Valuation: The Art and Science of Corporat...
Videos and materials
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.