Financial Terms “M”

Here is a glossary of financial terms M. These financial terms begin with the letter M, including managerial accounting, market cap, and MBA.

Managerial accounting

Managerial accounting is the use of accounting information by managers to plan, evaluate, and control operations of the firm. Financial accounting is the process of reporting financial information to the public. Managerial accounting is the process of developing internal information for making managerial decisions.

Marketable security

Marketable securities are short-term investments in stocks, bonds, money market funds, or similar investments. They are also called short-term investments. Marketable securities are shown in the current assets section on the company balance sheet.

Market cap

Market cap, or market capitalization, is the total value of the business. It is the outstanding shares times the market price. For example, if a company has 10 million shares and a market price of $20, its market cap is $200 million.

Index funds may use market cap to classify companies for investments. The companies are described as large cap, mid cap or small cap. The classification can change for different money managers, but here is what FINRA uses for market cap size:

  • Large cap: market cap of $10 billion +
  • Mid-cap: market cap between $2 billion and $10 billion
  • Small cap: market cap between $250 million and $2 billion
  • Microcap: market cap of less than $250 million.

Master of Business Administration

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate degree focused on the study of business.


See Master of Business Administration

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is the leading electronic spreadsheet. It is the primary data analytics tool for most businesses. It is used by an estimated 750 million people worldwide. Excel proficiency is an essential requirement for many business positions.

The current version is Excel 365, which is included in the Office 365 apps. Previous versions of Excel include Excel 2021, Excel 2019, Excel 2016, and Excel 2013.

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