Accounting isn’t just for accountants; and it's no longer a numbers-only profession focused on statements and historical data. Accounting focuses on careers at the heart of strategic decision-making and creating value for organizations.
The field is growing and technologically modernizing. The revenue of the accounting services industry is estimated to be almost 145 billion dollars in 2023. For-profit companies, nonprofits, NGOs, and government agencies all have ongoing demand for skilled accounting professionals.
Take a look at BYU Independent Study Accounting 200.
Even if you have no plans to work directly in the accounting field, a working knowledge of balance sheets, the accounting cycle, operating expenses, budgeting, tax, and other business principles will bring considerable expertise and practical knowledge to run a business or organization successfully.
Accounting 200 introduces you to the language and the basic financial mechanics of business. Course highlights include
- Quantitative Reasoning Requirement: Satisfies BYU’s core Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
- Financial Literacy: Learn to read and interpret financial statements, including balance sheets and income statements, equipping you with skills to make informed financial decisions.
- Versatile Skill Set: Acquire practical operational accounting and business management skills that are valuable in various career paths, including cost-profit-volume analysis and budgeting.
- Accessible Entry Point: This introductory course has no prerequisites, making it suitable for students from diverse academic backgrounds and levels of experience.
- Flexible Learning: Enjoy the convenience of self-paced online learning with 23 lessons across 15 engaging modules, allowing you to study at your own pace while still receiving expert instruction.
View the complete course syllabus here: Accounting 200