Course Description

An introduction to accounting for students with no previous exposure to the subject, this two-week course covers accounting and financial statement terminology and the analysis of financial statements. Grading is by S or U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the meaning and importance of accounting to both internal users-management, and external users- creditors and investors.
  • Comprehend the articulation among the financial statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows.
  • Have an understanding of the accounting cycle and how common business transactions are reflected in the financial statements.
  • Understand the key principles of accrual accounting such as income and expense recognition, cost principle, and matching concept.
  • Compute financial statement ratios and trend analysis including interpretations to determine solvency, profitability, and stability of a business enterprise.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a Veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 220,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Courses

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Locations

Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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