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Accounting Analytics explores how financial statement data and non-financial metrics can be linked to financial performance.  In this course, taught by Wharton’s acclaimed accounting professors, you’ll learn how data is used to assess what drives financial performance and to forecast future financial scenarios. While many accounting and financial organizations deliver data, accounting analytics deploys that data to deliver insight, and this course will explore the many areas in which accounting data provides insight into other business areas including consumer behavior predictions, corporate strategy, risk management, optimization, and more. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how financial data and non-financial data interact to forecast events, optimize operations, and determine strategy. This course has been designed to help you make better business decisions about the emerging roles of accounting analytics, so that you can apply what you’ve learned to make your own business decisions and create strategy using financial data. 

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Rating 4.3 based on 322 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks, 3 -5 hours per week
Starts Oct 12 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania, Google Cloud via Coursera
Instructors Brian J Bushee, Christopher D. Ittner, Google Cloud Training
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Data Science Business
Tags Computer Science Data Science Data Analysis Business Software Development Finance Mobile And Web Development

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accounting analytics

this curse is more beneficial for every one speciali for business and finanace student It is a very fundamental and useful course covering most fundamental details of accounting analytics.

I think it is a very useful course to get a better understanding of accounting analytics.

Great course, giving in-depth and valuable knowledege on accounting analytics!

This course is kind of challenging for me, which encourages me to learn more accounting and accounting analytics in later studies.

But I do have to say, going into the depths of Accounting Analytics is not easy.

Most fruitful course for the most updated Accounting Analytics Very informative and interactive.

With my Accounts/Business/Finance/Statistics Graduation/Post Graduation Education and Teaching & Work Experience, I believe the Professor/Educator who Designed and Presented this Course requires atleast a Basic Training before putting together an important Course like Accounting Analytics.

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financial statements

Pretty tough for the first two sections if you, like me, don't know anything about the basics of accounting or financial statements, but still doable.

Thank you Coursera; Brian J Bushee & Christopher D. Ittner A good review of financial ratio, how to apply them and statistics to analyze financial statements in industry groups.

Excellent this is the best course that i ever studied it I love the professors, but unfortunately, I do not feel much connection to me (not really seeing so much importance for me to identifying if a company is making fake financial statements; I am not an investor, and my everyday work does not really have so much to do with financial statements).The Managerial Accounting (week 4) transforms my mindset!!

I felt you needed a strong knowledge base of financial statements to really understand what triggers potential fraud, deception.

Excellent overview of identification of problems in financial statements Just Excellent!!!

This is an excellent course, especially for someone with near zero knowledge of financial statements and their analysis.

It also might be a good idea to have a “playground” sheet where there is a simple set of Financial Statements and the students can try changing things in the financial statements and see the impact on the key ratios without having to move from one spreadsheet to another – so, a combination of the Original tab and the first two columns of the Ratios tab.

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last week

The last week is more of a general methodology.

Last week of lessons were more simple and intuitive to understand, but overall, a very insightful module First of all, I really enjoyed Professor Ittner's presentations.

In first for weeks all the analytics are explained and decisions are shown, in the last week only principles and overall concepts are introduced.

The last week will be of more benefit as I help business organization within my company develop their business strategies.

The last week is pretty interesting though!I am taking the full business analytic course - and find that the quality and complexity of content is all over the place!!

I liked it, although I felt like they were 2 courses: One for the first three weeks, another one during the last week.The "First Course" was OK, but it was regular accounting stuff.

The last week felt very disconnected from the first week and like it belonged in a different course almost.

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financial performance

Week 1,2 and 3 provides a good understanding of how ratios can be used to understand financial performance and detect frauds and week 4 provides a good insights on linkages between the non-financial measures and financial performance As a Financial Reporting professional with 10 years experience I found this class very insightful.

The first 3 weeks demonstrate how to analyze financial performance based on accounting data taken from a company's reported income and investment decisions (10-K for example).

The concepts and methods of evaluating presented with examples to demonstrate some of the problems with linking non-financial measures to financial performance.

Since the competitive business strategies must be deduced from a combination of published information and reported financial performance, the first three weeks will be of greatest benefit in this aspect of my job.

I can go an apply the methods learned in this course to any organization's financial statement to get a better idea of their financial performance.

This course provides a deeper insight into financial and nonfinancial performance on a pragmatic basis.

I gain lots and lots of knowledge with regards to accounting analytics, such as different tools and techniques in ratio analysis and earning management , prediction model and gain and develops new insights and understanding of financial and non-financial performance.

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prof. bushee

Sincere gratitude to Prof. Bushee and Ittner for delivering lecture with such finesse.

I was lucky that I'd taken Prof. Bushee's accounting course on coursera before i enrolled this one.

Specially Prof. Bushee, he made the lessons so interactive and fun!

Prof. Bushee is hilarious,, really like his teaching technique not a big fan of accounting honestly, but i quite enjoy the course.

Thank you Prof. Bushee!

Hope you will continue to produce more The Capstone project has been getting delayed since JanDont expect yourself to complete the specialization There was a gap between the prerequisites mentioned on the course details and those stated by Prof. Bushee during the lectures.

Kudos and Cheers, Prof. Bushee and Prof. Itner !

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easy to understand

Some concepts were really interesting and easy to understand and some of them were really tough.

Easy to understand and with fun!

He makes every lecuture interesting and easy to understand.

In terms of the spreadsheets, I thought that the Original, the Ratios and the CommonSize tabs were fairly straight forward and relatively easy to understand.

Professor Bushee is interesting and although what he teach is quite difficult for beginner, he tries hard to make it fun and easy to understand.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

BUSINESS ANALYTICS SPECIALIST - ENTERPRISE ANALYTICS $53k

Analytics/F&B Management $77k

Global Analytics $89k

V.P. Analytics $89k

Analytics Scientist $89k

Business Analytics & Advanced Analytics $90k

Digital Analytics $93k

Analyst, Analytics $94k

BI & Analytics $106k

Product Analytics $116k

Mobile Analytics $116k

Senior Analytics $198k

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Rating 4.3 based on 322 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks, 3 -5 hours per week
Starts Oct 12 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Pennsylvania, Google Cloud via Coursera
Instructors Brian J Bushee, Christopher D. Ittner, Google Cloud Training
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Data Science Business
Tags Computer Science Data Science Data Analysis Business Software Development Finance Mobile And Web Development

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