Forms of Business Structure

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Overview

Forms of Business Structure Overview

As a credit analyst, it is important to be able differentiate the types of business structure and make appropriate credit decisions based on the risk and owners' liability of the business. This Forms of Business Structure course introduces the three most common business structures: sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. It also covers two other types of business forms, limited liability companies (LLC) and franchises.



By the end of this course, you should have a thorough understanding of the similarities and differences between forms of business structures, as well as the benefits and risks associated with each form.



Forms of Business Structure Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the three most common types of business structures
  • Learn the definition, advantages and disadvantages of each business structure
  • Understand the liability, rights, and restrictions of different structures
  • Understand two other types of business forms, limited liability companies and franchises
  • Explain how the legal structure of a company affects the lending process and lending decisions



Forms of Business Structure is a Prep Course of CFI's CBCA® Program

CFI's Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program offers skills include credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. For beginners to advanced users, the CBCA® program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst. 


Who Should Take This CBCA® Course?

This Forms of Business Structure course is perfect for any aspiring credit analysts working in insurance, underwriting, rating agencies, commercial lending, corporate credit analysis, and other areas of credit evaluation.

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Forms of Business Structure is part of the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification, which includes 35 courses.

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Students must complete all core and elective courses (18 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified (CBCA)™ Certification will be emailed to you.

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I just completed the course and it was very detailed and educative as though I was in the class room. I hope to take more courses and be certified.

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