Introduction to Finance
Please note: This is NOT a beginner’s course.
Prerequisite: Accounting & Bookkeeping Basics
Duration: 6 weeks
Total Hours: 9
Dates: Mar 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14
Location: Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs
This class is for:
• Small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to take control of and learn more about their businesses’ finances
• Anyone interested in a career as a bookkeeper or accountant
Enhance your knowledge of the tools and analysis methods used in business, finance, and the economy. Learn the accounting principles required to make informed managerial decisions, such as cost terminology, cost behavior, activity-based costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost estimating, variance analysis, and responsible accounting.
You will develop an understanding of the agents, instruments, and institutions that make-up the financial system such as bonds, the stock market, and derivatives, and the money market.
Students will become acquainted with risk management, non-profit financial management, and the hidden tax traps in starting a business.
About the instructor
Tilma Johnson is Vice President and Regional Manager for Rockland Trust, Martha’s Vineyard. She is the former Vice President for the Edgartown National Bank. Tilma is actively involved with our island’s community – she is a SCORE mentor and serves as Board Member for the Edgartown Board of Trade. In 2015, Tilma was recognized by the MV Chamber of Commerce as one of the “40 under 40” most influential people on Martha’s Vineyard.
This class is part of our One Year Business Administration Certificate Program. Click here to learn more.