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Fundamentals of Financial Analysis

Babson College via edX Professional Certificate


Making decisions based on financial data is essential to the success of any company. This accounting and finance Professional Certificate, brought to you by Babson College, the #1 school in Entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report), will give learners the foundational accounting and finance skills needed to make critical business decisions.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, in management, or looking to become a financial analyst, this program will help you make informed decisions by teaching you financial fundamentals: terms, metrics, and the pillars of primary financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow.

You'll learn how to interpret and use the information contained in financial statements to make key operating decisions, evaluate a company’s performance, and create forecasts of profits and cash flow. You will learn how to use ratios to diagnose a company's financial health and apply these concepts and tools to valuation, liquidity and other factors for sound decision-making.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Financial Accounting Made Fun: Eliminating Your Fears

Learn the language of financial accounting and how to use financial statement information to better manage and grow your business.

Course 2: Financial Analysis for Decision Making

Learn how to analyze business opportunities for their financial viability and secure funding to start and grow your business.


Taught by

Peter Wilson and Mark Potter


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