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Budgeting

Budgeting

[ 16 Hours ]

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Course number: B279104
Addresses all aspects of the budgeting conundrum: how to create a budget, whether there are variations on the concept that may work better, and how to operate without any budget at all. The course covers all parts of a traditional corporate budget, including such areas as the production budget, inventory budget, and master budget. Flexible budgeting and zero-base budgeting are also covered. The course also discusses a variety of budget-related systems, such as procedures, reporting, and controls. An appendix contains a sample budget, showing subsidiary budget schedules rolling up into a master budget. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance

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Business Insurance Fundamentals

Business Insurance Fundamentals

[ 3 Hours ]

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Course number: B159101
Business Insurance Fundamentals provides an overview of the insurance industry, including the operations and distribution systems of insurers. The course also notes the more common insurance policy terms and conditions, the types of insurance most applicable to businesses, and how to manage and account for insurance. There is a particular emphasis on managing the cost of insurance. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance.

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Business Ratios

Business Ratios

[ 17 Hours ]

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Course number: B438803
This course describes more than 200 ratios and other measurements that can be used to analyze the results, liquidity, and cash flows of a business. The measurement areas covered include performance, liquidity, cash flow, share performance, growth, constraint, throughput, facilities, fixed assets, inventory, payroll, pricing, product design, purchasing, marketing, and return on investment. Examples of the functional areas also covered by the course include cash management, credit and collections, customer service, human resources, production, and sales. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance

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Business Valuation

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Business Valuation

[ 3 Hours ]

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Course number: B262501
Business Valuation explores the full range of valuation methods that can be used to derive a business valuation. The course notes the circumstances under which each method should be used, and also describes how to sort through situations in which a range of valuations are indicated. The course goes on to describe valuation methods for intangible assets, a number of valuation adjustment factors, valuation mistakes, and similar topics. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

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Buying a Business

Buying a Business

[ 20 Hours ]

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Course number: B139304
This course focuses on the purchase of small to midsized businesses. You'll learn how to: decide whether buying a business is right for you; take the practical and legal steps involved in buying; find an available business that fits your needs; figure out how big a business you can afford; analyze the tax consequences; set a realistic price range; understand the alternatives for financing your purchase; negotiate for the best possible price and terms; structure your purchase; investigate the business; draft a letter of intent; put together a sales agreement; create other needed sales documents; conduct a smooth closing and take over control of the new business; and more. Course level: Basic. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance

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Capital Budgeting

Capital Budgeting

[ 5 Hours ]

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Course number: B156101
Capital Budgeting describes how requests for capital investments are documented and examined. It also covers the primary methods for determining whether a proposed investment is acceptable, as well as a number of strategic considerations. Lease or buy financing options are also discussed, along with a system of capital budgeting controls. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

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Complete Guide to Investing

Complete Guide to Investing

[ 13 Hours ]

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Course number: FP767305
This course teaches you the securities market, the various types of investment securities (stocks, bond, options, futures, tax-advantaged investments, mutual funds, etc.), and the risk-return characteristics of each. It focuses on the principles and tools of investment analysis, asset allocation, portfolio selection and management. The course tells you what investments are available to invest in, the features of each type of investment, the advantages and disadvantages of each investment category, including global investing, and when a particular investment type might be suitable for you. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance

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Corporate Cash Management

Corporate Cash Management

[ 15 Hours ]

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Course number: B275803
Cash is essential to the daily functions of a business, and yet it is rarely managed to ensure that sufficient cash is on hand, or that excess cash is properly invested. Instead, cash is considered just another item to be handled by the accounting department, which can result in periodic cash shortages or excess cash being invested incorrectly, if at all. This course reveals how to create a system from which to compile a detailed cash forecast, discusses the processes related to cash inflows and outflows, describes how to mitigate risks associated with cash, and many other topics related to cash management. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance

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Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

[ 15 Hours ]

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Course number: B452602
Corporate Finance follows the flow of funds through a business, including fund raising, internal cash management, and the deployment of funds to dividends, capital expenditures, investments, and acquisitions. This course is intended to give the professional manager direction regarding how to develop an appropriate capital structure and determine the best types of debt and equity funding. Additional tools are provided for calculating the cost of capital and constructing cash flows to analyze potential cash uses. Full coverage of risk management for foreign exchange and interest rates is also included. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance.

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Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

[ 2 Hours ]

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Course number: B488601
This course discusses how to obtain funds through crowdfunding, which may be a ready source of cash when other alternatives are not available. It addresses the types of crowdfunding, the risks involved, and the details of the Regulation Crowdfunding, which governs how a business can sell shares via crowdfunding. The course also covers several alternatives to crowdfunding that may be more relevant to an organization’s financial needs, as well as several ways to derive a stock price at which to sell shares. In short, the course helps you decide whether crowdfunding is a good alternative and how to go about raising funds with it. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

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Divorce and Money

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Divorce and Money

[ 20 Hours ]

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Course number: FP14621102
Help guide your clients through the complex process of making important, and sometimes life-altering financial decisions. Divorce and Money covers how to: decide whether to keep or sell the house; protect against misuse of joint accounts and credit cards; avoid tax problems; handle alimony and child support; divide debts fairly; avoid hasty decisions that could cause financial harm; reduce risks to investments; understand how a court evaluates assets; and gain financial stability as a single person. Also includes information on dealing with credit problems, bankruptcy, and foreclosure during or after divorce. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

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Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis

[ 20 Hours ]

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Course number: B436803
Financial Analysis describes how to extract meaningful information from the financial statements of a business. The course also delves into a number of analyses that can be used to improve business decisions, such as price optimization, constraint management, and credit granting. Another area addressed is financing, where the course covers financial leverage, capital structure, foreign exchange risk, and more. Other topics include financial forecasting, discounted cash flow analysis, and the valuation of acquisitions. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

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Financial Analysis, Modeling and Forecasting

Financial Analysis, Modeling and Forecasting

[ 14 Hours ]

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Course number: B268901
This comprehensive course gives you every sales and financial forecasting formula and modeling technique you need to analyze your operation both as a whole and by segment. You will be provided with proven techniques that help you identify and fix problem areas, analysis techniques that help you evaluate proposals for profit potential, proven methods that improve the accuracy of your short- and long-term forecasting, analysis tools that help you better manage working capital, cash, and accounts receivable, plus much more. Also included are dozens of worked-out models and modeling techniques that simplify your most difficult business decisions and are easy to adapt to any computer spreadsheet program. This course supplies company accountants, treasurers, and CFOs with all the forecasting techniques needed to financially analyze a business as a whole or a segment. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

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Financial Forecasting and Modeling

Financial Forecasting and Modeling

[ 5 Hours ]

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Course number: B159201
The Financial Forecasting and Modeling course discusses the different types of forecasting methodologies, the situations in which they should be used, and how to construct them. The course also examines the layout and formulation of a financial model, and addresses specific issues within such a model, including the treatment of depreciation, debt, equity, and working capital. Further, the course describes the construction of short-term and longer-term cash forecasts, and concludes with a review of the Excel functions that can be used for financial forecasting and modeling. Course level: Intermediate. Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of Excel. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

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Hedge Fund Investing

Hedge Fund Investing

[ 20 Hours ]

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Course number: FP268602
This course provides a complete discussion about hedge funds, derivatives, investment banking, and commercial banking, with specific guidance toward trading, strategy, portfolio management, performance metrics, due diligence, and more. Includes clear guidance on: hedge fund trends, flows, and characteristics; major hedge fund strategies and how they interact; the technical side of financing, settlement, and clearance; fund performance and optimizing contributing factors; and more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

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Interpretation of Financial Statements

Interpretation of Financial Statements

[ 11 Hours ]

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Course number: AA273502
This course describes the structure of the financial statements, notes a number of tools for extracting information from the statements, and provides a wealth of additional insights into the reasons for the presence of or changes in certain numbers within the statements. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

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Investing in Income Properties

Investing in Income Properties

[ 12 Hours ]

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Course number: FP275702
This course will help you understand real estate investment using a straightforward approach and easy-to-understand explanations. The course explains: the Big Six formula; how to find the right property; using your IRA to invest; the benefit of leverage; overcoming fear; real estate vs. stocks; how to convert rentals to condos; financing options, types of income properties, and much more. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam, and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance

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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Mergers & Acquisitions

[ 20 Hours ]

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Course number: B117703
Covers every aspect of an acquisition, and does so from the perspectives of both the buyer and the seller. The book addresses acquisition strategy, regulatory approvals, exit planning, hostile takeover tactics, valuation, due diligence, legal structures, and more. Pay particular attention to the acquisition integration chapter, which many buyers do not consider. There is also a chapter on reverse mergers, which involves the purchase of a public shell company in order to go public. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

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Treasurer's Guidebook

Treasurer

[ 16 Hours ]

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Course number: B159501
This course discusses how the treasury department’s performance can be organized and fine-tuned, focusing on bank relations, cash concentration systems, investment strategies, financing sources, credit management, insurance, and more. The course also addresses the administrative aspects of the treasurer’s job, including the accounting for treasury transactions, treasury management systems, controls, and measurements. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance

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Working Capital Management

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Working Capital Management

[ 14 Hours ]

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Course number: B156901
This course is a comprehensive primer on keeping a business financially competitive in the face of limited access to short-term funds. It will help you revamp current practices for more efficient use of assets and liabilities, including more stringent monitoring and planning of collections, disbursements, and balances. You will learn how to minimize investments in idle resources, and how to maximize the use of forecast data to better identify risk and the optimal use of available funds. Case studies illustrate the practical applications of the ideas presented, with particular attention given to cash budgeting, forecasting, banking relationships and other common scenarios with specific requirements. You’ll also learn how to: improve cash management with robust fraud protection and better use of short-term instruments; manage the issues that arise from accounts receivable, inventory, payables, information management, and international sources; and develop an effective management system for key points in the working capital cycle. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

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Working Capital Mini-Course

Working Capital Mini-Course

[ 5 Hours ]

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Course number: B159401
Discusses how to reduce the adverse funding effects caused by working capital. The discussion includes a number of specific recommendations on how to manage cash, receivables, inventory, and payables. The course also addresses the operational characteristics that will allow a business to function with zero working capital. The course also examines the characteristics of different types of asset-based lending. Course level: Basic. Prerequisites: None. Course includes integrated text and study guide, final exam and grading service.

NASBA field of study : Finance

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