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BUS 270 — Financial Basics for Business Management

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 9—Mar 13
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 11
Unit: 1
Tuition: $580
Instructor(s): Markus Lipp
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: No class on January 16 and February 20
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Jan 9—Mar 13
8 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 11
1 Unit
Markus Lipp
Please Note: No class on January 16 and February 20
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 more than 20 years of finance and media experience, including more than 10 years in management. Prior to Kongregate, he was the CFO of InnoGames, 7Travel, and 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.