Financial Accounting: Equities vs. Liabilities

Estimated Time: 2.5 hours


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UPDATED 2023: This course explores the various forms of equity, as well as appropriate circumstances for acquiring debt with liabilities. Then, through careful consideration of regulations for private and public companies, you will get a firsthand understanding of how these business principles might play out in a real setting. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 3 PDCs (SHRM) and 3 CEUs (HRCI Business Credits).


3 PDCs
3 CEUs
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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the differences between privately and publicly-held companies
  • Learn how to handle a buyout
  • Gain a better understanding of treasury stock, cash flow crises, and the time value of money
  • Learn to determine when it is appropriate to acquire debt, and how the impact on accounts payable

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HRCI: VTR is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 3 credits toward aPHR™, PHR™, PHRca™, SPHR™, GPHR™, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.