Course Description

Understand monetary figures which lead to the financial success of an organization. Learn the functions and tools of finance. Examine financial statements, balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and statement of stockholders' equity. Learn the steps of budgeting to meet organizational goals. General end-user computer, Microsoft Office Excel and Internet skills recommended.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Reviewing Financial Basics
Identify the Benefits of Finance
Describe Financial Statements

Lesson 2: Interpreting Balance Sheets
Identify Elements of Balance Sheets
Analyze a Balance Sheet

Lesson 3: Interpreting Income Statements
Identify Elements of Income Statements
Analyze an Income Statement

Lesson 4: Interpreting Other Financial Statements
Read Cash Flow Statements
Read Statements of Stockholders’ Equity
Read Notes to Financial Statements
Identify Elements of Financial Statements for Non-Profits

Lesson 5: Planning a Budgeting Approach
Describe Budgeting Principles
Choose What and How to Budget

Lesson 6: Utilizing Budgets
Prepare an Operating Budget
Prepare an Activity-Based Budget
Monitor a Budget

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe the importance and major elements of financial statements
  • Use balance sheets to determine the assets a company has at its disposal
  • Interpret income statements to identify corporate earnings, expenses, and profitability
  • Read cash flow and other statements to assess an organization’s real-world financial situation
  • Select a budget type and method to fit the needs of a company
  • Prepare a responsible budget
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Section Title
Finance and Budgeting for Business Professionals
Prospect Heights (LCC)
T, Th
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Apr 18, 2023 to Apr 20, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Harper Learning & Career Center, Prospect Heights
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $250.00
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