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Earn college credits for finance and accounting courses - including topics such as Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, and more - with Penn Foster College.

Whether you want to get a jump-start on your college education or earn additional credits towards a degree, Penn Foster College is here to help. Study online, at your own time, and receive support when you need it from our expert faculty and staff.

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Finance & Accounting Courses

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Finance & Accounting

This course will introduce students to the world of finance, covering topics such as include financial assets; investing in long-term assets; capital structure and dividend policy; financial planning and working capital management.

Finance & Accounting

This course will provide students with the knowledge to apply accounting theory, concepts, and procedures to financial problems. Topics covered include: computing earnings per share; lease transactions; income tax accounting.

Finance & Accounting

This course will provide students with an expansion on materials presented in Intermediate Accounting 1. Topics examined and discussed include: inventories; investments; intangible assets, and more.

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Computer Applications in Accounting

3 credits

Builds on concepts learned in Financial and Managerial Accounting and covers Sage 50® Accounting. Combines real-world accounting systems and examples with computer-based solutions. The course is a blend of problem solving, reading, case projects, and computer applications to problems encountered in today’s accounting environment.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Prerequisite: Computer Applications, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting

Textbook:Computer Accounting with Sage

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Corporate Finance

3 credits

This course addresses one of the most important components of every business operation — financial decision making. All business decisions have some financial implications, either directly or indirectly. Many of the financial concepts addressed in this course arise and may be applied to personal financial and economic decisions. It is very important, therefore, to develop a broad, basic understanding of the study of finance and corporate finance.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Prerequisite: Mathematics for Business and Finance

Textbook: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554
Whenever I needed to talk to a professor there was always someone there to help me, to give me a hand. I felt like it really helped me stay motivated.
-Eric D., Penn Foster Graduate

Cost Accounting

3 credits

Students will be able to use cost data in budgeting and capital planning for various types of manufacturing operations and use a personal computer to perform various accounting functions. Topics covered include timekeeping and payroll procedures; setting overhead rates; accounting for spoiled and defective goods; development of cost analysis; process cost accounting; job-order cost accounting.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Prerequisite: Managerial Accounting

Textbook: Fundamentals of Cost Accounting

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Financial Accounting

3 credits

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of Financial Accounting. Topics covered include analyzing transactions; completing the accounting cycle; merchandising businesses; inventories, assets, and liabilities; and corporations, stocks, bonds, and cash flow.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Textbook: Financial Accounting

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

Financial Management

3 credits

This course will introduce students to the world of finance, including financial concepts, instruments, and financial decision making. Topics covered include financial assets; investing in long-term assets; capital structure and dividend policy; financial planning and working capital management.

Course Requirements

3 credits

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Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Finance: Applications and Theory

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

Intermediate Accounting I

3 credits

This course will provide students with the knowledge to apply accounting theory, concepts, and procedures to financial problems. Topics covered include: computing earnings per share; lease transactions; income tax accounting; cash flow information; pension and benefit information; financial statement analysis.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Prerequisite: Managerial Accounting

Textbook: Intermediate Accounting

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Intermediate Accounting II

3 credits

This course will provide students with an expansion on materials presented in Intermediate Accounting 1. Topics examined and discussed include: inventories; investments; intangible assets; current, contingent, and estimated liabilities; premium and discount on long-term debt; stockholder’s equity. Note: If you are interested in taking this course, you must take Intermediate Accounting I with Penn Foster College.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Prerequisite: Intermediate Accounting I

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Managerial Accounting

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to managerial accounting; analysis: C-V-P and management; budgeting and performance evaluation; decentralized operations; differential analysis and product pricing; capital investment analysis, and cost activities.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Prerequisite: Financial Accounting

Textbook: Managerial Accounting

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Personal Financial Management

3 credits

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and importance of personal financial management, including analysis and management of personal assets and financial instruments.

Course Requirements

3 credits

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Requires Proctored Exam

Textbook: Focus on Personal Finance

Course syllabus (PDF)

Computer Specifications: You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

To enroll, call 1-800-238-9554

Your course includes:

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  • Academic support from instructors with real-world experience
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  • 24/7 access to Penn Foster's robust online student community
  • Career planning resources, tools and support
  • Your official transcript upon completion

Will credits from Penn Foster College transfer into another college degree program?

Penn Foster College credits have been accepted for transfer into colleges across the country. Students should check with a specific college to see if they accept our credits, as credit transfer can vary depending on the school. Also, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits. For more information on transferring credits, click here.

I live in Jamaica. Can I enroll in an individual college course?

Unfortunately, individual college courses are only available for individuals living in the United States. We do offer a variety of Bachelor, Associate and Undergraduate Certificate programs for non-U.S. residents through our sister school, Penn Foster College International.

What if I need a course that isn’t listed on your site?

Call our Admissions Specialists to discuss the specific course you are looking for. We may have a course that will meet your needs. You can reach them at 800-238-9554.

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