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BUS 270 — Financial Basics for Business Management

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Jul 21—Aug 25
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 23
Unit: 1
Tuition: $470
Instructor(s): Markus Lipp
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Jul 21—Aug 25
6 weeks
Refund Date
Jul 23
1 Unit
Markus Lipp
Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
It is essential for company leaders and managers to understand their organization’s financial condition so they can secure resources to support their projects and develop new strategies to increase their bottom line. This course offers you an opportunity to learn and apply financial basics for business. We will begin with an overview of key financial terms as well as techniques for analyzing numbers and data for business-driven decision-making. You will learn the structure and analysis of financial statements, the interaction between the balance sheet and cash flows, the decision process of investments, basic business valuations, and budget preparations. We will also discuss what you need to know in order to make the right decisions on investments, and how to create and interpret business plans. The course will include relevant case examples and opportunities to engage in lively discussion and hands-on activities, which will help you learn how to read, understand, and prepare financial information. By the end of the course, you will be able to set up and interpret profit and loss statements and balance sheets, understand the rules of cash flow in the world of finance, and be able to make a business plan or investment case.

CEO and CFO, Kongregate

Markus Lipp has twenty years of finance and media experience, including more than ten years in management. Prior to Kongregate, he was the CFO of InnoGames, 7Travel, ProSiebenSat.1 Games, and CFO and member of the board of wetter.com. His main focus is growing and operating finance and HR organizations, primarily in the gaming industry.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.