Introduction to Accounting & Finance Course

Learn the basics of financial reporting!

Short Course on Introduction to Accounting & Finance

The course ‘Introduction to Accounting and Finance’ will provide you a sound grasp of the basics of financial reporting (context, purpose, regulatory framework), The course will introduce you to the principal concepts of financial accounting, the preparation of principal financial statements and is designed to introduce students to key management accounting skills necessary to support decision making.

The course content is designed under 04 lessons which helps you understand the fundamentals of Accounting and Finance, Cost and Management Accounting.

You are not required to demonstrate previous experience or knowledge to succeed in this course. As future decision makers it is important to work on novel and hypothetical scenarios and know the required tools and theories to identify and analyse the dynamic global accounting and finance environment. Such frames the overall aim of this short course on Introduction to Accounting & Finance.

However, remember to build dialogue with your online class mates and share your ideas and understanding of each of the lessons and topics. Please also ensure that each week you complete the assigned tasks and activities to reap the full benefit of this course.

Finally, the summative assessment will consolidate your learning over the 04 weeks which requires you to answer six questions covering the key learning outcomes of this course. The assessment comprises with 02 tasks and you are required to submit a report worth 2,000 words answering all six questions.

How it works


Introduction to the International Financial Environment – 1


Introduction to the International Financial Environment – 2


Financial Market Integration


Financial Market

Short Course on Introduction to Accounting & Finance

Online Learning Tutor

Chathumini Samarasinghe
Chathumini Samarasinghe is an Assistant lecturer and a course coordinator at LSM, with academic and industry exposure in Management and Finance. She has gained her Bachelor’s degree from University College, Dublin. She also holds professional qualifications in Management and Financial accounting. She serves as a tutor for BA and MBA programmes

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