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.

Return On Assets (ROA)

Return on assets (ROA) is a measurement of how profitable a business is compared to its assets. It is a …

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Price To Book Ratio

The price to book ratio (P/B ratio) determines how over or undervalued a company stock is. When you are picking …

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Total Shareholder Return (TSR)

The total shareholder return (TSR), also known as the total stock return or total return, is the total amount of …

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Book Value Per Share

Book value per share (BVPS) is the minimum cash value of a company and its equity. It expresses the minimum …

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Net Asset Value

Net asset value (NAV) refers to the net worth of a firm and is calculated as the difference between the …

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Future Value Interest Factor

Future value interest factor (FVIF), also known as a future value factor, is a component that helps to calculate the …

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Dividend Payout Ratio

The dividend payout ratio (DPR) is the amount of money that a company pays in dividends to its shareholders in …

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Dividend Per Share

Dividend per share (DPS) is an amount of money paid by a company to its shareholders. Public companies who are …

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Doubling Time (Rule of 70)

Doubling time (also known as the rule of 70) is the amount of time that it takes for a quantity …

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Annual Percentage Yield

The annual percentage yield (APY) helps a business or investor to understand how much they are earning from the money …

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Receivables Turnover

The receivables turnover is a calculation to measure how successful a company is in collecting money owed to them from …

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Journal Entry

A journal entry is the way in which a company records all of the individual financial transactions it sends and …

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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.