Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Business School Blog: Accounting Foundation 510

My next course is titled, "Account Foundation 510." Here's a brief course description:
This course deals with financial accounting and reporting, and the understanding of the four basic financial statements: balance sheets, income statements, retained earnings statements, and cash flow statements. It analyzes the role of the manager in the development and use of the preparation of financial statements. The use of key ratios in the analysis of a firm’s financial statement is also discussed.
I admit that I didn't learn much about accounting or finance when I was in college. I wish I could go back to MIT and take some Sloan Management courses. As I've been working in the business world, I've had some exposure to accounting principles, but I'm learning quite a bit by going through this course.  Following this course, I'll be going through several additional accounting and finance courses.

I'm currently enrolled in the Saint Joseph's University's Executive Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA Program. I have to complete complete 24, two-credit courses in various pharmaceutical and healthcare business modules, designed to build from a common foundation toward advanced business principles.

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