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Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

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Impact your financial decisions and learn how to affect the performance of your unit's profitability and of your organization. In this course gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to drive your organization's growth. Upon completion of this course, you will have gained general financial knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the impact of your decisions outside your functional area. Content of the course includes selected aspects of finance from a non-financial specialist perspective. Specific topics include: financial analysis; planning, forecasting, and budgeting; cash flow, and strategic financing. This class will be interactive and will require the active involvement of the participants in finance related activities. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Explain the importance of finance and interpretation of financial information 2. Apply the concepts of accounting and finance to analyze financials 3. Learn about key accounting and finance terms 4. Examine financial statements by using key ratios 5. Explain the importance of budgeting process 6. Learn about key components needed to improve profitability

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Rating 4.4 based on 439 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
Starts May 18 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $35
From University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Instructor David Standen, MBA
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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easy to understand in 24 reviews

Easy to understand, Very basic Great course.

Muito bom Very easy to understand and interpret the information.

Really easy to understand the financial concepts.

Thank you Good and easy to understand.

Very easy to understand and broken down very well.

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thanks Quick and general but useful and easy to understand.

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for non-financial professionals in 7 reviews

Very good introduction for non-financial professionals.

Usefull This is wonderful course to get overview on finance for non-financial professionals.

I didn't think it was possible to dislike finance more after taking a course designed for non-financial professionals.

Very helpful for non-financial professionals.

Great short course for non-financial professionals.

It was clear and simply understandable for non-financial professionals like us.

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overview of finance in 7 reviews

Great This course gave me an overview of finance being a non-financial professional.

A really good overview of finance and just what I needed.

The course was good but it would help if after specialization in particular subject,lets say finance,coursera could help connect students with employers around the world:) Great presentation for non financial guys Excellent overview of finance for a non-finance person such as myself.

The course gives a brief but concise overview of Finance.

A very quick overview of finance.

Maybe some addtional examples can be intresting It's quick and easy, gives me an overview of finance and inspires me to want to know more.

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very informative in 7 reviews

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Strongly recommended to grasp basic, as well as, complex terms and definitions explained in a very simple way Very informative course and very nicely explained SImple, effective and interesting for the basics of finances in the business envrionment Simply and clearly explained, good examples.

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I highly recommend this course.

I highly recommend this course for anyone who needs a basic understanding of finance and business concepts.

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Will give any manager the necessary elements to understand the financial terms and have some references.

very easy to learn with an awesome teacher.thank you sir, thank you coursera A very simple coarse to understand the different financial terms and its usage to the business Excellent course for beginner in finance dull Great course.

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Really digested and simplified for people unfamiliar with financial terms or without an strong background on economics.

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Rating 4.4 based on 439 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
Starts May 18 (8 weeks ago)
Cost $35
From University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Instructor David Standen, MBA
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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