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Financial Accounting is often called the language of business; it is the language that managers use to communicate the firm's financial and economic information to external parties such as shareholders and creditors. Nobody working in business can afford financial illiteracy. Whether you run your own business, work as a manager or are just starting your career, you want to understand financial information and be able to interact with accountants, controllers, and financial managers. You want to talk business! This course will provide you with the accounting language's essentials. Upon completion, you should be able to read and interpret financial statements for business diagnosis and decision-making. More importantly, you will possess the conceptual base to keep learning more sophisticated accounting and finance on your own. Do not forget that, as with any other language, becoming proficient with accounting requires constant practice.

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Rating 4.8 based on 232 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Dec 7 (7 weeks ago)
Cost $100
From IESE Business School via Coursera
Instructor Marc Badia
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance Leadership And Management

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This is a great course covering the essentials for financial accounting!

Now I can easily understand financial accounting and am ready to learn a ton more!

Very good approach to financial accounting, starting from scratch and case based.

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Hi Everyone!I have almost completed the course (just waiting for my peer-to-peer assessment evaluation) and I would like to share my experience with the course “Accounting: Principles of Financial Accounting” by prof. Marc Badia.The course is taught is a simple and understandable language.

By providing case examples prof. Marc Badia explains all the accounting principles and their applicability in real business.

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Prof. Marc Badia explains the principles of Accounting in a very clear and entertaining way through the use of interesting examples and he repeats the main concepts different times in order to fix them properly.

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The last part of interpretation of the Financial Statements is a little less accurate (or too quick) in terms of methodology, at least for a total beginner like me.

You didn't really teach in detail for how to interpret a company's financial statements.

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The course does not go into the more confusing issues in accounting, and alternative practices and remains focused on key important issue that help you understand and read financial statements.

Really great overview of the three key financial statements (B/S, Inc Stmnt and CF Statement), and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!Matt The best accounting class!

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I will recommend this course to my friends.

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Great overview, lectures and real life examples by Prof. Badia - highly recommended.

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I highly recommend excellent well planned course This is a very interesting course, I would hace liked the teacher would explain a little bit more about NOF and Operational ratios, go further on this topics and less analysisi of Balance Sheet and P&L.But in general, great explanations and videos and completely easy to understand everything, very good examples.

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Financial Accounting Representative $37k

Financial Accounting Professional $38k

Financial Accounting Analyst 4 $48k

Accounting & Financial Analyst 1 $52k

Financial Accounting Advisor $57k

Financial Accounting Clerk 2 $61k

Financial Accounting Clerk $62k

Accounting / Financial Analyst $63k

Financial Accounting and Reporting $66k

Financial / Accounting Analyst $68k

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Rating 4.8 based on 232 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Dec 7 (7 weeks ago)
Cost $100
From IESE Business School via Coursera
Instructor Marc Badia
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance Leadership And Management

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