Accounting and Its Use in Business Decisions


Course Title: Accounting and Its Use in Business Decisions

Course Level 2: Intermediate

Estimated Study Time: 3-4 hours

Offered by: Alison

In this accounting course you will be introduced to accounting and its use in making business decisions. You will learn how to identify and describe the three basic forms of business organizations, and also distinguish among the three types of activities performed by business organizations. The course then describes the content and purposes of the income statement, statement of retained earnings, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.

You will learn about the basic accounting equation and describe its relationship to the balance sheet. The course then shows you how to prepare an income statement, a statement of retained earnings, and a balance sheet, and also how to analyse and use the financial results – the equity ratio.

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