have taken many different financial management, project management, and
business courses developed for architects and engineers (A/Es). I also spent a
couple years of nights and weekends obtaining my MBA. During this time, I realized that many of the A/E business courses currently
available fall short in a couple ways.
- They didn't provide enough knowledge of the principles of accounting and finance. They concentrated on "what" to do instead of "why" to do it.
- Their format was not designed around the student's busy schedule. They were often structured as workshops, boot camps or webinars on a set schedule.
So, I designed this course to provide students with an introduction to accounting and finance so that they can better understand why their firms make certain decisions and what helps drive their success. I also designed this course to be consumed on the student's time and at their pace in short modules that can be completed as their busy schedules allow.
By the end of this introductory course, students will gain a basic understanding of accounting and finance and how they are utilized in A/E firm financial management. They will be able to make better business decisions, communicate more effectively, and help their business be more successful.
In this introductory course, you will learn the following, all tailored to A/E firms:
- Introduction to accounting
- Introduction to finance and how it differs from accounting
- The primary components of A/E firm financial statements
- An introduction to financial management
- And more
This course is for you if:
- You want to develop better business acumen by gaining a better understanding of what accounting and finance are and how they can be used to help manage an A/E firm.
- You want to communicate more effectively and make better business decisions in your current position (and be ready for your next) by understanding how accounting and finance can help drive better decisions.
- You are technical or support staff with a desire to learn more about the basics of firm finances and how they are managed.