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The MBA Guidebook ON DEMAND

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23.0 Credits

Member Price $460.00

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This course is a comprehensive, integrated program that covers a wide range of essential business topics, from operations management to risk assessment. By participating in this course, professionals will not only gain a solid grounding in theoretical and practical business concepts but also save significant time and resources compared to traditional MBA programs. This course’s unique structure enables participants to efficiently acquire crucial knowledge in key business areas, enhancing their ability to effectively manage and grow their businesses. The course’s practical approach, combined with real-world examples, ensures that participants can apply their newfound skills directly to their professional roles, leading to improved decision-making and business success.


Accounting basics. The interpretation of financial statements. Discounted cash flow techniques. Capital structure analysis. Business valuation. Product development. Supply chain management. Building and managing teams. Business strategy.



Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers, leaders and managers.


Recognize the different types of accounting principles, and the nature of the realization concept. Cite the stages in the accounting cycle. Specify the activities that are part of the financing, purchasing, payroll, and sales cycles. Specify the requirements of the accrual method of accounting. Identify the uses of each of the financial statements. Specify the sources of retained earnings. Recognize how the different ratios and other analyses are used to interpret financial statements. Recognize the contents of the cost of capital, and how it is calculated. Identify the reason why preferred stock is more expensive than debt. Specify the circumstances under which different debt values can be used in the cost of capital.






Leader Bios

Steven Bragg, Western CPE

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

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Non-Member Price $529.00

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