Maastricht, Netherlands

Financial Accounting: How to Prepare Financial Statements

when 13 July 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 398

This course will teach you how to record business transactions following double entry system and how to prepare financial statements—income statements and Balance Sheets similar to the ones reported by famous corporations such as Apple, Google, Microsoft.

After finishing this course, you will never have problems in determining debits & credits and understanding financial statements of big corporations such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, McDonalds etc

Interested students could combine this course with ‘Financial Management: The Fundamental Tools of Project Evaluation’ which will take place in the same week.

Course leader

Golam Robbani

Target group

This course is suitable for:
• Current students of business studies at any level: bachelors and Masters
• Start-ups and new entrepreneurs who are already managing, or planning to open, a business
• Current and potential investors in stock markets
• Students who have already studied accounting but who would like to refresh their knowledge

Apart from short lectures, we will follow problem based learning (PBL) to make learning sessions interesting, enjoyable, and effective. We will emphasize on “learning by doing“ and working in groups and practicing with problems.

Course aim

After completing this course, students will be able to:
(a) understand basic accounting principles and book-keeping techniques to record financial transactions
(b) prepare T-accounts and Trial Balances
© prepare Income Statement and Balance Sheet following IFRS
(d) perform simple analysis on the financial statements to know the strengths and weaknesses of a firm from the perspectives of managers, shareholders, and bankers

Fee info

EUR 398: €398 per programme