|Study location||Netherlands, Maastricht|
|Type||Summer Course, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1-week (2 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€299 per programme|
Enrolled as an Undergraduate student or Undergraduate diploma
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
B2, IELTS 6.5Please attach proof of English proficiency or clearly state in your motivation letter any previous English experience through education, upbringing or jobs. We pride ourselves on our interactive courses and we therefore want to ensure all students can participate to the full extent.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course will teach you how to record business transactions following double entry system and how to prepare financial statements—income statements and Balance Sheets similar to the ones reported by famous corporations such as Apple, Google, Microsoft available in www.finance.yahoo.com
After completing this course, students will be able to:
(a) understand basic accounting principles and book-keeping techniques to record financial transactions
(b) prepare T-accounts and Trial Balances
© prepare Income Statement and Balance Sheet following IFRS
(d) perform simple analysis on the financial statements to know the strengths and weaknesses of a firm from the perspectives of managers, shareholders, and bankers
After finishing this course, you will never have problems in determining debits & credits and understanding financial statements of big corporations such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, McDonalds etc.
Who should attend this course?
This course is suitable for:
• Current students of business studies at any level: bachelors and Masters
• Start-ups and new entrepreneurs who are already managing, or planning to open, a business
• Current and potential investors in stock markets
• Students who have already studied accounting but who would like to refresh their knowledge
Apart from short lectures, we will follow problem based learning (PBL) to make learning sessions interesting, enjoyable, and effective. We will emphasize on “learning by doing“ and working in groups and practicing with problems.
Course Duration and Dates
This is a one week course running from the 19th of July until the 23rd of July, 2021. This course is planned to take place on-campus in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Due to COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that this scenario will be possible however. We will make a decision based on the latest government regulations on the 1st of May, 2021 and inform all applicants whether the course will take place on-campus or, need be, online.
The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 2 ECTS according to Maastricht University’s guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions
No textbook is required to buy. As a reference, the course will use Weygandt, Kimmel and Kieso: Financial Accounting IFRS Ed. By Wiley.
Class Participation; Quiz; in-class tests; homework; group work (presentation).
Financial Accounting, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Financial Analysis