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Financial & Economic Literacy

ALISON’s Financial & Economic Literacy suite of free online courses includes core modules on accounting, finance and economics. Accounting courses will be of interest to anyone studying accounting, people working within financial operations or anyone who wishes to learn more about finance and accounting in general. They cover financial statements, including profit and loss accounts and balance sheets, and also examine ratio analysis. The Financial & Economic Literacy category also includes finance courses covering the fundamentals of finance, managing personal finances, investments, interest and taxation. It also includes courses on venture capital and fundraising. Economics courses include the fundamentals of economics, government economic policy, modern economics and courses covering supply and demand. The category also includes unique courses on the Greek financial crisis, the American financial credit crisis and the virtual currency Bitcoin.

Fundamentals of Accounting

Using an interactive presentation style, ALISON's accounting course dives into the terminology employed in financial circles, the principles used in basic accounting and the systems put in place to en..
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Financial Literacy

What you do not know about money can really affect your entire life! Financial Literacy is a free, online introductory course about personal financial management. In this interactive multimedia cours..
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Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

ALISON’S "Introduction to Accounting" offers a comprehensive guide to Financial Accounting. This free online course explains accounting principles and concepts, and how to prepare and analyse finan..

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Fundamentals of Economics

This free online course offers a comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to economics. Topics include the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services as well as economic growth and ac..

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Aggregate Supply and Demand

Aggregate supply and demand are key concepts in macroeconomics as they help economists interpret events in the past to help predict the future. The aggregate supply curve model demonstrates the relat..
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Currency Exchange

When most people think about currency exchange, we are usually thinking about buying foreign currency to bring with us on vacation. However, currency exchange involves much more such as treasuries, b..
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Introduction to Stocks and Short Selling

Everyone knows that when you identify stocks that you believe are going to increase in price you buy them. But how can you profit from stocks that you believe will decline in price? The answer is sho..
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Financial Funds

Financial funds are a very important topic to understand in the area of financial economics. The terms hedge funds, open ended funds and mutual funds are often mentioned in the business and financial..
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Financial Maths

In today’s economy financial math skills are indispensable. This maths course is designed to provide learners with some of the essential skills required for managing personal finances. The aim of thi..
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Government Economic Policy

Using an interactive, multimedia design, this course introduces the learner to government policy from an economic perspective. Learners are given a rigorous introduction to budgetary policy via topic..
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