Module 1

Module 1: Course Introduction

 

1. Pathways Vision Model for Accounting Education: Parts 1 - 4

The Pathways Vision Model for Accounting Education aims to shift the public’s narrow perception around the mechanical aspects of accounting to the broader perspective that represents the reality of the role of accounting in a prosperous society.
 
Part 1: Introduces the Pathways Vision Model for Accounting Education.

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Part 2: Centers on the Vision Model elements where people are making decisions or are otherwise involved in activities.

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Video 1.3 Part 3: Pathways Vision Model  [10 min] 

Part 3: Explains the Vision Model elements that connect and motivate decisions, which contribute to a prosperous society.

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Video 1.4 Part 4: Pathways Vision Model [6 min] 

Part 4: Illustrates how the Vision Model relates to the course title: Financial Accounting: An Enlightening Journey into the Language of Business.

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2. Course Goals and Relevance

This course will help you acquire a unified framework for accounting, connect economic activity to performance metrics, and become reasonably proficient at using financial reports.

Video 2.0 Course Goals and Relevance  [4 min] 

Course goals and relevance to your career.

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3. Introduction to Financial Statements: Parts 1 - 4

A series that introduces the four primary financial statements companies report to their stakeholders.
 
Part 1: Introduces the purpose, structure, and uses of balance sheets.

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Part 2: Introduces the purpose, structure, and uses of income statements.

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Video 3.3 Part 3: Cash Flow Statements  [16 min] 

Part 3: Introduces the purpose, structure, and uses of cash flow statements.

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Video 3.4 Part 4: Statement of Changes in Owners' Equity [11 min] 

Part 4: Introduces the purpose and structure of statements of changes in owners' equity.

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4. Closing Thoughts

Closing thoughts for the introduction module, which address two questions: How are the primary financial statements connected? How are we going to deal with complexity?
 
Introduction module's big picture take-aways.

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We are still working on these Course web pages. In the meantime, you can follow a Course Map, which is a detailed syllabus organized by class session with links to content.

 

 

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