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Gain an overview of how to use accounting and financial data for more effective and profitable decisions. Learn the information necessary to interpret and evaluate the financial effects of day-to-day management decisions. This course emphasizes the interpretation of accounting concepts that underlie basic financial statements without focusing on detailed mechanics.

During this course, students will learn about:

  • Differences and uses of financial and managerial accounting, and auditing
  • Basic financial statement analysis
  • Ways to understand and interpret the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow
  • Accounting for planning, budgeting and control in various types of organizations
  • Cost-volume-profit relationships

Format: This course is offered in an online asynchronous format. There are no set meeting times, however, students follow a weekly schedule and there will be deadlines to meet in terms of course requirements. This course cannot be completed at an accelerated rate. UCSD Extended Studies operates in Pacific Standard Time and therefore any deadline is considered 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. 

Note: Students are required to bring the textbook to the first day of class.

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Course Number: BUSA-40009
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)
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