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 Commercial 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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Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.
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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To be honest , this was one of first online certified classes. I am looking forward to taking more online classes. The experience of this class has being nothing but positive. I thought the course outline and presentation was extremely helpful. The quizzes and test were reasonable.
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Vicki Kouri
This introductory course provides a clear understanding on the different types of business structures that are available and are so confusing to understand. It provides highlights on the advantages and disadvantages of each which assists in more clearly understanding why one alternative is better/worse than the other, or if one is a creditor to understand the risks of each.
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Leon Coetzer
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Wong Keat Soon
Exam areas are deemed very challenging.
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thank you
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Debabrata Das
As a working professional in the field of financial management, I strongly support this type of course due to its practical nature & specific objectives. After completion of this course, I positively believe that both freshers & working executives will benefit from this course. The course materials are superb & the structure of the delivery of this course is unique. You will never feel bored & you will feel the urge to complete it with eagerness & energy. Thank you CFI for developing such courses. I expect CFI will offer more of this type of course in the near future.
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ARMEL DJENGUE
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Areej Bajaber
I liked this course, and if there are more examples of each type it will be more understandable
Gurdeep Singh Jassal
This course provides a clear breakdown on the various forms of business structures. For business professionals, if you are wanting to understand a simple yet effective explanation between sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations then this course is for you and I would highly recommend it to others.

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