Essential Concepts and Skills for Organizational Leaders

Designed For
Professionals who want to expand their knowledge of accounting and finance.
Dates
January 15 – February 16, 2018
Delivery
Online | Instructor-led
Cost
$487 (+ $60 registration fee)
Length
Five weeks
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
Units
2.5 Units | 25 Hours
Contact
PACE@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4197

Ask us about Corporate Training. We can customize this program to fit your organization's specific needs.

Having a strong grasp on financial accounting principles is vital for making strategic business decisions. Organizational leaders can benefit from a foundational knowledge in finance and accounting, ensuring they have a clear picture of the business's current financial health and a plan for the future. 

This course provides the foundations for financial success in business and does not require any previous familiarity with these concepts. In this course, you gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand financial and accounting concepts, including how to analyze financial statements, accrual accounting, methods for calculating return on investment, and how to identify major risks
  • Interpret commonly used financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows
  • Perform a basic financial statement analysis to interpret the financial health of your company and estimate future earnings and value

Leaders who develop a foundational knowledge of finance accounting can use that information to make decisions that will determine the course of the organization. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to draw on key financial accounting concepts and theories to meet stakeholder interests and put your organization on the path to success.

This course is a part of the Business Administration Certificate, which includes:

  • Understand financial and accounting concepts, including how to analyze financial statements, accrual accounting, methods for calculating return on investment, and how to identify major risks
  • Interpret commonly used financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows
  • Perform a basic financial statement analysis to interpret the financial health of your company and estimate future earnings and value