Financial Accounting


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Financial Accounting by Michael P. Licata, Ph.D. is a first accounting course for homeschool high school students. Many high schools offer an accounting course as an elective for students interested in pursuing a career in business. Now homeschool high school students have such an elective available to them. Financial Accounting by Michael P. Licata, Ph.D. is a challenging college level course similar in content to the first accounting course taken by all students in university and college schools of business across the country. Any high school level student with basic math skills can handle this course.

Students taking Financial Accounting by Michael P. Licata, Ph.D. will learn to prepare and interpret the four basic financial statements which all publicly traded companies must prepare and make available to the public. See the course syllabus for more details as to course objectives and specific topics covered.

Any homeschool high school student interested in a career in business or in someday owning their own business will benefit from this course.

Method of Instruction

This course is taught in a non-traditional format. There is no textbook and no 40 page chapters to read. All necessary course content is included in the Flash lecture slides and a brief Key Concepts and Terms file for each chapter. The Flash lecture slides for each chapter include a description and discussion of all important concepts and demonstration problems which include step by step illustrations
of how to work through the various types of accounting problems covered.

Click here to view the Financial Accounting Lesson Plan.

The course is comprised 12 chapters which are covered in 28 lessons (including exams). Students can work through the course in the following formats:

  • A traditional college semester format (September through December or January
    through May) working two lessons per week for 14 weeks.
  • An entire academic year format (September through May) working one lesson
    per week for 28 weeks.
  • A summer school format (June through July) working three lesson per week for 9 weeks.

Note: The average time per lesson is 75 minutes to view the Flash lecture plus 1.5 to 2.5
hours to work the homework problems.


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