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Financial Accounting


This course is a part of Financial Management, a 7-course Specialization series from Coursera.

In this course, you will learn foundations of financial accounting information. You will start your journey with a general overview of what financial accounting information is and the main financial statements. You will then learn how to code financial transactions in financial accounting language. In the meantime, you will learn about the most important concept in contemporary financial accounting: accrual accounting. You will then critically analyze how firms recognize revenues. Finally, you will finish the course with an analysis of accounting for short-term assets where you will go into detail on how firms account for accounts receivables and inventories. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Understand main financial statements and the financial information they provide • Write a financial transaction in financial accounting language and understand how this impacts main financial statements • Understand how accrual accounting and fundamental accounting concepts work • Understand revenue recognition principles and how they impact main financial statements • Account for accounts receivables and inventories. This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rating 4.6 based on 247 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Starts Apr 22 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructor Oktay Urcan
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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financial accounting in 18 reviews

Clearly laid out and taught concise and excellent, do give me a vivid impression to financial accounting.

Great course to help understand financial accounting.

Great Financial Accounting course for beginners.

For the first time in three courses on Financial Accounting I understand the financial statements.

This course covers all basic aspects of financial accounting.

An excellent choice for everyone who wants to understand the basics of Financial Accounting.

I think it is easy to make it sense of basic knowledge of financial accounting.It's good point that actual companies data is used in this course.

It is a good start to pick up Financial Accounting Basic by watching each videos and work on the quizzes.

very good in 14 reviews

Very good course!

Very good overview of the material.

Short assets could have been broken up into two weeks ,lifo and fifo were hard very good course Great course, help us to understand and analyse Balance Sheets.

Very helpful T very good The Course is very practical.

A very good course that I would recommend to anyone who desires to improve or refresh their knowledge of the principles that were explained in all the modules.

It was a very good foundation course.

help full The course material is very good and it is well described by lecturer.

This course is very good.

easy to understand in 10 reviews

Good, well presented course covering the basics in an easy to understand approach.

Instructor provides material in a concise and easy to understand manner and real world examples are given as well via financial statements.

Great summary of basic concepts - easy to understand and practical with real world data!

The instructor's accent wasn't easy to understand in some few points.

It is easy to understand,, easy to digest , clear explanation--- even for a person without accounting background.

Brief and clear, very easy to understand Exceptional!

Very easy to understanding and practical, especially for the beginners like me.

Highly recommend it for everyone Excellent and easy to understand Thank you so much, for all the amazing informations I really appreciate your help!

financial statements in 6 reviews

Very interesting for starting in finance accounting Great class as an introduction to financial statements!

The course very much helped, I knew some basic stuff but the content has greatly helped me to understand the foundations of the main financial statements (balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement).

I learned a lot through this course how to work on financial statements.

The course is very helpful to introduce you to the basic one of the financial statements.

recommend this course in 5 reviews

wonderful experience Even as a student majoring in Finance, I would like to recommend this course to those who wants to get a basic idea of accounting and finance!

I enjoyed the practice quizzes after each instructional video and will recommend this course to friends.

Overall, I think this course is low quality, and I would not recommend this course.

I totally recommend this course.

Great Excellent course because the course give me the knowlegde to understand the topics of CFA level 1 (FRA) I would recommend this course!

basic accounting in 5 reviews

The course offered basic accounting training that was understandable and easy to remember.

Great course to refresh your basic accounting knowledge, it ain't a course of complicated exercises but module 4.

Really learned a lot of thing about basic accounting.

One thing i need to add i was expecting to cover all the basic accounting things please add more and cover more content Nice class and professor!!

Very useful, have much better understanding of basic accounting now!


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Guest says:

A very good course. I took some accounting classes many years ago and needed a refresh for a new job. The professor has a very good approach to teaching that makes it easy to understand the principles. The quizzes and modules strengthened my understanding. If you're very serious about accounting, I recommend taking the entire specialization. It's worth the time and definitely worth the money.

Guest says:

Professor Urcan is an excellent teacher. This course is perfect if you need to build a strong foundation to accounting. I have taken accounting courses before and very few others make these topics which can be very dry at times so engaging. The only thing I would say is that the professor does have somewhat of a strong accent, so if English is not your first language - it is not mine- it can be a little difficult sometimes. Otherwise a great introduction!

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rating 4.6 based on 247 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Starts Apr 22 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructor Oktay Urcan
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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