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Accounting

Sophia’s Accounting course helps you master the fundamental principles and procedures of the modern practice of accounting. You will gain practical experience with bookkeeping and preparing financial reports within the context of operating a sole proprietorship. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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Sophia's Accounting course helps you gain mastery of the fundamental principles and procedures of the modern practice of accounting. In this course, you will gain practical experience with bookkeeping and preparing financial reports within the context of operating a sole proprietorship. You will use a problem solving approach to actively apply key concepts of introductory accounting to realistic case studies.

In Sophia's Accounting course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments and tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify accounting fundamentals.
  • Analyze financial reporting.
  • Apply principles of accounting for merchandising operations.
  • Analyze advanced accounting topics.

The Accounting course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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42 Student Reviews
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by Aaron L. on May 22, 2017
I learned a great deal. Just because you are good at math does not mean accounting will not be challenging. Much more difficult than I thought it would be!
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by Samuel C. on May 21, 2017
I really enjoyed this course. However, some of the wording and the order of questions were meant to deceive you which I don't believe should happen especially with the course material being challenging already.
Sophia replied on May 22, 2017

Hi Andrew -- congratulations on your successful course completion. Remember that our team is here to clarify questions when and if needed. We typically recommend that you read, and then re-read the question to ensure you know what you are being asked. Then you can review the instructional content to help you answer the question. We hope to see you in a future course with us. Thank you!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Shelly C. on January 20, 2017
the study guides with the different instructors helped understand points that i could not get with one of the other instructors.
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by Jasmine S. on January 18, 2017
Great course!
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by Myron C. on December 2, 2016
A bit inaccurate on the business form (LLC, LLP, etc), but overall ok.
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by Daniel B. on October 12, 2016
Good job folks. The info was easy to understand and the course flowed perfectly with my available time to devote. Thank you for doing a great job.
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by Rachel E. on September 12, 2016
The course itself was fine, the test questions were tricky with double negatives.. the ID verification test was a pain.... I had it scheduled 3 times and each time had a problem/ crazy error occur, and so much time wasted... the sophia guy i talked to about it was really nice though.
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by Annette V. on July 18, 2016
Great Course! I enjoyed it more than the one I took at Capella.

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