How do governments acquire and spend public money? Take a fresh look at public financial management with this free online course.
What went wrong in Greece’s handling of its public debt? How does a city government like Detroit go from prosperity to bankruptcy? And how could the looting, theft and corruption in Malawi’s “cashgate” have been avoided?
We are all concerned about where “our” money goes. We all want good roads and schools, thriving industry, and personal and national security, but how can we be sure that public monies are being managed properly, and how can we hold those in charge to account?
Understand and evaluate the management of public finances
This free online course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to understand and evaluate the management of financial resources across the public sector, wherever you are.
Drawing on the expertise of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies at SOAS, University of London, we’ll look at:
- how governments and public sector organisations obtain financial resources through taxation, fees, charges, natural resources and other means;
- how public sector organisations decide to use financial resources for attaining public policy goals and implementing public programmes;
- how public sector organisations report their financial performance to the public;
- how the use of public financial resources is audited;
- and how governments are made accountable for their financial decisions.
By the end of the four-week course, you will be able to:
- understand the basics of public financial management;
- read simple public sector financial statements;
- explain how governments raise finance through various means;
- explain how the budget process works at national and sub-national levels;
- understand how auditing is conducted in public sector organisations;
- and understand how public sector organisations are held accountable to the public.
In this course, you will explore advanced topics in financial accounting. You will start your journey with accounting for assets with more than one-year life. You will learn in detail how firms account for fixed assets. You will then move to financing of assets and discuss accounting for liabilities. The course will continue with an in-depth exploration of shareholders’ equity. Finally, you will critically evaluate preparation, components, and analysis of cash flows statement.
You may have heard it said that finance is the language of business, but all too often this language is opaque, complex and poorly understood by entrepreneurs. This is a shame, because the underlying concepts are as straightforward as they are powerful. This course is designed to demystify the key financial concepts you’ll need to start, run and grow a successful venture. We’ll begin with the absolute basics which, once mastered, will allow you design profitability and healthy cash flow into your business. You’ll learn about staying in control of the money, when to seek professional advice and about your financial reporting obligations as a business owner. The second half of the course deals with raising the money you’ll need to get started and to fuel the growth of the business.
In this course, you will learn foundations of financial accounting information. You will start your journey with a general overview of what financial accounting information is and the main financial statements. You will then learn how to code financial transactions in financial accounting language.
Neste primeiro MOOC do Brasil em educação financeira e bolsa de valores, elaborado pela área educacional da BM&FBOVESPA em parceria com o Veduca, você aprenderá por meio de linguagem simples e abordagem prática, a organizar suas finanças, evitar dívidas e a investir para conquistar seus objetivos.
Las finanzas corporativas son importantes en cualquier organización pues nos dan a conocer las necesidades de inversión y financiamiento de cualquier ente económico. Son indispensables para que el administrador financiero tome decisiones correctas en las áreas de operación, inversión y financiamiento para tal efecto, requiere de una serie de herramientas que le permitan planear, monitorear y controlar los recursos monetarios de una organización.
Manage your money effectively by learning how to budget and save. What you do not know about money can really affect your entire life! Financial Literacy is a free, online introductory course about personal financial management. In this interactive multimedia course, a series of seven dynamic modules covering everything from how to set up your first bank account to planning for your retirement will put you on the path to financial fitness!