Learn Finance and Accounting from Scratch

Are you looking to start an exciting and challenging career in finance? Maybe you want to earn more money and increase your job prospects in a growing industry?

Study Finance will help you to choose a career—from corporate finance through to becoming a CPA— and teach you the concepts you need to know to increase your earning potential in a career that you love!

To make sure we provide you with the very best financial education, it would be great to find out exactly what it is you are looking to learn. Then we can customize your learning so that it's personal and specific to YOU.

Get started today by selecting the option below that best suits you.

Corporate Finance

From investment banking and financial modelling to private equity, venture capital, business valuations and mergers and acquisitions, this track will get you started on your corporate finance career.

This track will cover a lot of topics which will be very useful for anybody who is studying for their MBA or CFA.


This track will introduce and explain the fundamental accounting concepts you need to know, and will also help you with your studies to pass your CPA certification to earn more money as an accountant.

You will also learn about IFRS and US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles).

Complete Beginners

If you have never studied finance before and you want an introduction to the basic terms and ideas, this is the best track for you.

Our 13-part introductory course will go through the fundamentals to help you better understand finance and accounting to improve your job prospects.

Latest Finance Lessons

We regularly add new content and finance lessons on a range of topics including financial ratios, corporate finance strategies, economics, the time value of money, and more.

Browse the latest articles below or click here to view all of our finance lessons.

Accounts Payable Turnover Excel Template

This accounts payable turnover Excel template lets you quickly calculate the accounts payable turnover ratio and measure the number of …

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Best Financial Management Courses

Finance is a rapidly growing industry and there are now more courses than ever to choose from. We’ve picked a …

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What is the GMAT?

The GMAT is the abbreviation for the Graduate Management Admission Test, which plays an important role in the application process …

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CFA Requirements

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a designation granted by the CFA Institute, is one of the most sought after professional credentials …

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How to Pass the CFA Level 1

As an investment professional, being a Chartered Financial Analyst can open many new doors that will serve you well throughout …

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Average Payment Period (APP)

Average payment period (APP) is a metric that allows a business to see how long it takes on average to …

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Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

Cost of goods sold (COGS) is the total value of direct costs related to producing goods sold by a business. …

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PEG Ratio

The PEG ratio (price-earnings to growth) is a valuation metric that describes the relationship between the price of a stock, …

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Average Inventory Period

Average inventory period refers to a financial ratio used to compute the average number of days a company takes before …

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Goodwill to Assets Ratio

Goodwill to assets ratio compares the value of a business’ goodwill to its total asset value. Goodwill is an unidentifiable …

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Accounts Payable Turnover Ratio

Accounts payable turnover ratio (APTR) is a financial ratio of the net credit purchases of a business to its average …

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Gross Margin Ratio

Gross margin ratio is an economic term that refers to the ratio between a company’s gross profit to net sales. …

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What is Study Finance?

Since 1999, Study Finance has been helping to bring finance, accounting, and general business concepts to a larger audience. Our content is actively used in classrooms throughout the world.

We have worked with students who are want to be investment bankers, financial analysts, venture capitalists, accountants, and financial advisors. Our content is also used for those studying to pass their MBA, CPA, CFA, CFP, CPWA, SOA, or any other financial certification acronym you can think of.

We also provide lessons and information for people who just want to understand a few more financial terms, or use Excel better, so that they can better do their job or advance their career.