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 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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Expense Ratio

The expense ratio is a way for a potential investor to quickly see how effectively an investment portfolio is being …

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Fixed Asset Turnover Ratio (FAT)

Fixed asset turnover ratio (FAT) is an indicator measuring a business efficiency in using fixed assets to generate revenue. The …

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Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

The  fixed-charge coverage ratio reflects a company’s capacity to pay for its fixed expenses, like debt, interest and lease. Banks …

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Defensive Interval Ratio (DIR)

Defensive interval ratio (DIR), also known as the defensive interval period (DIP) or basic defense interval (BDI), determines how many …

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Correlation Coefficient

The correlation coefficient, also called the Pearson correlation, is a metric that reflects the relationship between two numbers. Numbers moving …

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Net Operating Income (NOI)

Net operating income (NOI) is a term often used in real estate accounting that refers to the formula for the …

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Zero-Coupon Bond Value

A zero-coupon bond, also called an accrual bond, is an interest-free debt security that trades at a steep discount. It …

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Operating Leverage (DOL)

Operating leverage, also known as the degree of operating leverage (DOL) determines the extent to which a company can raise …

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DuPont Analysis

The DuPont analysis, named after a financial model created by the chemical manufacturer, DuPont Corporation, is a financial framework driven …

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Equity Multiplier

The equity multiplier is a ratio that determines how much of a company’s assets is funded or owed by its …

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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.