Business Accounting Concepts and Ratio Analysis Management

The basics of Business knowledge fall into nine disciplines namely Marketing, Ethics, Accounting, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Finance, Operations, Economics, and Strategy. The combination of knowledge from all of these disciplines is what makes Business studies valuable. This synchronized, multidisciplinary approach is usually absent in apprentice business curriculum. By learning about business accounting concepts and ratio analysis at once, in one crash course, you have the opportunity to produce Business knowledge the way you would at the best business schools.

Course outline

Cash Basis accounting

  • The method of recording transactions only when cash changes hands.

Accrual Basis Accounting

  • The method of recording transactions that matches revenues and expenses regardless of cash flow movements

The Balance Sheet

  • The listing of what a company owns and owes at a point in time

The Fundamental Accounting Equation

  • Assets = Liabilities + Owners’ Equity

Net Working Capital

  • Short-term assets less short-term liabilities

The Income Statement

  • The summary of profit-generating activities during a period of time

Gross Margin

  • Revenues less the direct cost of goods sold

The Statement of Cash Flows

  • The summary of how a company generates and uses its cash during a period of time


  • The cost of using equipment allocated over its useful life

The 8 Basic Ratios for Financial Statement Analysis

  • A method of analyzing statements and comparing them to industry standards

Price and Volume Variances

  • A method of explaining operational results by isolating the effects of price and volume differences from budgeted amounts

Activity-Based Costing (ABC)

  • The method of allocating overhead expenses based on actual usage, not on arbitrary measure