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Want to study for an MBA but unsure of your basic accounting skills? Paving the way for MBA study, this course will teach you the foundational accounting skills needed to achieve success on an MBA program and in business generally.

You will be introduced to the principles of accounting and learn about the basic financial statements, including the income statement, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement. You will learn how to read and interpret this information in order to make informed business decisions.

This course assumes no prior knowledge of accounting. Concepts are explained clearly and regular activities offer you the opportunity to practice your skills and improve your confidence
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What you'll learn

  • How to create and interpret the three basic accounting statements - the income statement, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement
  • How management accounting differs from financial accounting
  • How financial information is used on an MBA program and in business to make informed decisions

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Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families.

Linux powers 100% of the world’s supercomputers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and over two billion Android devices. In short, Linux is everywhere. It appears in many different architectures, from mainframes to server to desktop to mobile and on a staggeringly wide variety of hardware.

Moreover, 80 percent of hiring managers reported that they will prioritize hiring Linux talent relative to other skills areas, and 47 percent of hiring managers say they’re more likely to hire a candidate with Linux certification.

This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, whether they are working in an individual or Enterprise environment.

Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions. You will be able to continue your progress as either a user, system administrator or developer using the acquired skill set.

Join the 800,000+ students who are already enrolled in this course and start your Linux journey
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What you'll learn

  • A good working knowledge of Linux
  • How to navigate through major Linux distributions
  • System configurations and graphical interface of Linux
  • Basic command line operations
  • Common applications of Linux

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The performance of a business and its management team is largely based on information provided in the financial statements. It is essential that managers understand the effects of their decisions on the economic health of the business and are comfortable discussing financial statements with stakeholders.

This course will teach you to interpret financial statements effectively and use them to make better business decisions. In this course, you will be looking at financial statements from the following companies:

  • Sandstorm Gold
  • Lululemon
  • Coca Cola
  • Toyota
  • Adidas
  • Telus
  • Starbucks
  • Urthecast
  • Nestl
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What you'll learn

  • Understand who in a company uses financial statements and for what purpose
  • Recognise what counts as good financial information and what lies behind it
  • Evaluate a business’s liquidity, solvency and inventory management
  • Basic understanding of the key principles of financial accounting
  • How to analyze financial statements to make better business decisions
  • The structure and purpose of Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements

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This course, part of the Business Fundamentals MicroMasters program, will sharpen your writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills to help you succeed in the business world. You will learn a range of successful practices and guidelines that have been derived from both research and experience.

You will learn strategies for honing your communication style, improving clarity, conciseness and impact. By the end of the course, you will be able to think strategically about all forms of communication, and communicate with diverse audiences
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What you'll learn

  • Build sound and logical arguments using the best evidence available
  • Communicate effectively in a business setting
  • Understand how to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Create a variety of effective and clearly written supporting business documents to better communicate

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Planning to study for an MBA but unsure of your basic maths skills? All MBA programs require some maths, particularly on quantitative subjects such as Accounting, Economics and Finance.

In this mathematics course, you will learn the fundamental business math skills needed to succeed in your MBA study. These math skills will also give you an edge in the workplace enabling you to apply greater analytical skill to your decision making.

You will learn how to evaluate and manipulate the types of formulae that appear in an accounting syllabus, how to perform the calculus required to solve optimization problems in economics and how to apply the concept of geometric series to solving finance-related problems such as calculating compound interest payments.

This course assumes no prior knowledge of business maths, concepts are explained clearly and regular activities give you the opportunity to practice your skills and improve your confidence
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What you'll learn

  • How to evaluate, manipulate and graph the types of linear equations that appear throughout an MBA syllabus
  • How to evaluate and manipulate the complex relationships that appear (for example, those that are represented as quadratic or exponential equations)
  • How calculus is used to solve optimization problems, such as finding the quantity of sales that maximizes a firm’s profit
  • How tools relating to mathematical series and sequences are adopted on an MBA program to calculate concepts such as net present value and compound interest