Financial Principles BUS1040T


For Credit: $4495
Not For Credit: $3895

This course will provide students with a detailed and practical overview of fundamental financial management and accounting practices.

Students will be provided with an overview of basic economic theories and practices, as well as important personal financial management skills. Students will be introduced to fundamental accounting principles and practices, including forms of business organization and business transactions, balance sheets, journals, financial statements, and the accounting cycle. Students will then become familiarized with the elements involved in creating and managing a small business, with specific emphasis on these principles as related to the entertainment industry.
For Credit
Not For Credit

Virtual Classroom Schedule

This course is delivered in a Virtual Classroom format. During classes, you will be able to interact with your instructor and peers in real-time through online tools and course software. The course has an assigned class schedule, evaluation dates, and assignment due dates. All classes are recorded and posted to your course page to review any content you may have missed. To get the most out of this course we strongly recommend you attend all classes. Please check the posted class schedule before you enroll. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team at

Check The Schedule
Thu 21

Financial Principles BUS1040T

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Thu 28

Financial Principles BUS1040T

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Feb 04

Financial Principles BUS1040T

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Feb 11

Financial Principles BUS1040T

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Please Note: Course schedules are subject to change.

About Course Credit

If you choose to take this course for credit, you will be required to attend the instructor-led virtual classes for the course and record your attendance through our Learning Management System (LMS). To receive credit for the course, you must complete all course evaluations and obtain a minimum final grade of 60%. If you enroll in a course for credit, our Registrar's office will schedule a meeting with you to review the For Credit requirements in advance of the course start date. If you choose the Not for Credit option when you enroll, you will still be registered in the same course and have access to all of the same lectures and materials as the For Credit students, but you will not be able to apply the course as a credit towards one of Metalworks Institute's Online Diploma Programs.

Please Note: Credits can only be applied to online diploma programs within 24 months of course completion.

When taken for credit Financial Principles BUS1040T can be applied towards these associated Diploma Programs:


All of Metalworks Institute’s courses are organized into Modules. Click each module below to see the topics covered in that module.

In this learning module, students will be introduced to basic accounting terms and principles and the basic math required for accounting.


Course Specific Requirements

Prerequisites & Corequisites
This course does not have any prerequisites or corequisites; it is an introductory course.

Required Textbooks & Resources
• None

Suggested Textbooks & Resources
• None

Course-Specific Hardware & Software Requirements

Required Software
• Microsoft 365 Personal

Required Hardware
• None

General Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to access and participate in the course environment. Please make sure to also check the Prerequisites, Corequisites and Course-Specific Requirements section above, and ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for all software needed for your course.

Mac Users
 OS X 10.10
Yosemite or Higher

PC Users
• Windows 10

All Users
Latest Version of Google Chrome or Safari
Microsoft Teams
Speakers or Headphones
Internal or External Microphone
High-Speed Internet Connection



Joelle Pokrajac

Joelle has a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University, an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Wilfrid Laurier, and holds CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) and CMA (Certified Management Accountant) designations. In addition to teaching at Metalworks Institute, Joelle has been a full-time faculty member at the Schulich School of Business at York University since 2011. Joelle currently teaches courses in management and financial accounting at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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Please Note: Instructor(s) is/are subject to change based on availablity.


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