Fundamentals of Accounting

Duration 5 Weeks
Format On demand
Weekly effort 3 hours
Language English
Price (+ VAT) 190€


SDA Bocconi's new On Demand Online Programs are accessible from any device, and match your agenda and your specific needs. Anytime anywhere.



Participating in the program provides you with the essential tools to understand the fundamentals of financial reporting of public companies, interpreting the relations among financial statements from all kinds of companies, public and private.


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Program’s facts & figures


Il programma
The Program

Fundamentals of budgeting - Online Program can be attended whenever and in any way you want. To optimize your learning experience we suggest you to spread it over a 5 weeks’ period with an average time commitment of approximately 3 hours per week. Each week comprises learning units varying in content, applications and tools: for example, videos, interviews, exercises, tests, questionnaires, tutorials, papers, case studies and so on.

The Program includes a final assessment and a satisfaction survey, both needed to receive the SDA Bocconi certificate.

Contents are presented through 5 modules:




  • Introduction to financial reporting: contents of the financial statements, users, regulation and role of auditors.
  • Different types of financial statements and relations between the various measures: income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.
  • Measuring income, assets and cash flow. How to prepare accounting statements.
  • Reading financial statements in relation to industry economics and business models.
  • Identifying financial strengths and weaknesses from the shareholders’ and management’s points of view.
Who it is for

The course is aimed mainly at non-specialists, people who have not jet been exposed to the principles of reading and interpreting financial statements in their educational or corporate background; in particular Heads of functions: Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Logistics, After-sales/service, R&D, Purchasing, Organizational/HR and Legal; Business Unit (Area/Division/Branch) Managers, entrepreneurs and Managing Directors of small to medium-size businesses.


“You will be able to identify and evaluate a company’s financial strengths and weaknesses in the context of the industry, enriching your specific vocabulary and becoming more confident in interacting with function specialists.”


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Enrollment is dealt with a fully online procedure.

The fee can be paid by credit card (Visa - Mastercard) and PayPal.


The courses are accessible from any digital device (computer, tablet, smartphone) at any time.



Supported operating systems:
Windows 10+ 
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6+ 
Linux Ubuntu 16+
iOS 12.2+
Android 5.1+ 

Supported browsers - desktop:
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge
Chrome 50 +
Safari 8 +
Firefox 45 +




Spacial Payment Terms

Bocconi Alumni are entitled to a 10% reduction on the program fee.


Thanks to SDA Bocconi’s campaign “Women are good for business”, a 20% reduction is offered to all women enrolling by 8 March 2023.


Discounts apply automatically during the purchase procedure.



New in 2021

A direct line with your teachers
A new service for participants in online on-demand courses to connect personally with the teachers in your program through an online monthly meeting, which can be scheduled on the e-learning platform. A useful tool to go deeper into some topics and be inspired in your development journey.



New ebook
To best support your learning journey, the course includes the new e-book “Fundamentals of Accounting” by Program Director Laura Zoni.

The book has been purposely designed as a part of the online Program, and will be available in modules on our e-learning platform. When positively completing the course, you will be able to download the whole text and keep it even after the 4-month online accessibility expires.


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