Introduction to Accounting

Everything you do is eventually about revenue and expenses. Take the first step to develop a different perspective!

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Classes Start

August 19, 2019
Estimated Effort

4-6 Hours / Week

University of British Columbia


6 Weeks 

AED 2,999


Accounting terms and documents might sound daunting and deter you from going through them and understanding the whole picture and making better business decisions. This course will equip you with the skills necessary to interpret various financial statements and analyze the information appropriately to gain an in-depth understanding of the situation. The topics covered will provide you with a basic, yet solid introduction to accounting and help you look at certain things from a different perspective.

The course explores income statements, cash flow, balance sheets, basic accounting terminology, and ensures to provide you with opportunities to practically apply the content in your line of work. You will be going through case studies of companies such as Sandstorm Gold, Lululemon, Coca Cola, Toyota, Adidas, Telus, Starbucks, Urthecast and Nestle. You will be able to learn from the successful accounting practices of these companies and implement it in your own department or organization.

Moreover, the course has three in-class sessions filled with engaging activities from an expert in the field. This course contains specific elements to help you engage with the content and other people in the course, network with the appropriate stakeholders, and progress through to the next step in your academic or professional career. 

Learn how to

  • Recognize what counts as good financial information and what lies behind it 
  • Evaluate a business’s liquidity, solvency and inventory management 
  • Basic understanding of the key principles of financial accounting 
  • How to analyze financial statements to make better business decisions 
  • Identify the structure and purpose of Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements

Meet your Instructor

Jeff Kroeker
Course Instructor Lecturer, Accounting and Information Systems Division,
UBC Sauder School of Business

Meet Your Learning Coach

Nicole D'Souza
Pearson Professional Learning Coach

Your Orientation

Learning Coach Connection
Learning Coach Welcome Call

Welcome Activity
Setting up a Whatsapp Group

Your Course Activity Schedule

Your Learner Experience

Top Institutions

Blended Learning Experience

Guidance of industry Experts

Dedicated Learning Coach

International Certification

Alumni Network

Certification & Badges

Introduction to Accounting Course Certificate (edX® Certificate)

76% total grade is required to pass the course. 

Introduction to Accounting Course Badge (Pearson Professional Badge)

  • Earn the edX® course certificate
  • Complete all Learner Journey milestone activities