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.

Accounting

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.

Interest Rate Parity

Interest rate parity (IRP) is a concept which states that the interest rate differential between two countries is the same …

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Gordon Growth Model

The Gordon Growth Model (GGM) helps an investor to determine the intrinsic value of a stock based on the constant …

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Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE)

Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE) is a valuation metric that determines the amount of cash that is potentially available …

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Average Collection Period

The average collection period is an estimation of the average time period needed for a business to receive payment for …

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Net Profit Margin

Net profit margin is the percentage of actual income that remains from its total revenue after expenses are subtracted. Looking …

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Debt Service Coverage Ratio

The debt coverage ratio is used to determine whether or not a company can turn enough of a profit to …

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Rule of 72

The rule of 72 is a formula that is used to assess how long it will take a venture to …

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Return On Investment

A return on investment (ROI) is an evaluation of how profitable an investment is compared to its initial cost. The …

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Return On Equity

The return on equity (ROE) is a measurement of how well a company is performing from the shareholder’s perspective over …

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Discounted Payback Period

The discounted payback period is a projection of the time it will take to receive a full recovery on an …

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Payback Period

The Payback Period is the amount of time it will take an investment to generate enough cash flow to pay …

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Future Value of a Growing Annuity

The future value of a growing annuity is the total value of a series of payments that are growing (or …

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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.