Fundamentals of Accounting, Specialization

Fundamentals of Accounting, Specialization

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 months
    Duration
This Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Accounting is the “language of business.” Being able to understand this language allows individuals both inside and outside of an organization to join the “conversation” about how the organization is performing and how it can improve future performance.

About

Financial accounting focuses on the reports that managers generate to provide interested external parties a summary of the firm’s financial position and operations. Managerial accounting focuses on the information and the analytical tools and techniques that help managers and employees make the right business decisions.

This Fundamentals of Accounting Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

In this Specialization, you will learn the fundamentals of both of these purposes of accounting. More specifically, you will understand the financial statements that managers create, and be able to interpret and analyze these statements to assess the financial position of the organization. You will also identify and understand the nature, purpose, and importance of different types of decision-useful accounting information, and use analytical tools and techniques to use this information to make business decisions.

Via the capstone, you will apply these fundamentals via the lens of a new business, creating a business plan, forecasts and budgets, and anticipated information needs for decisions made by you as owner and manager, your employees, and external parties such as future shareholders, creditors, and other constituents.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Understanding Financial Statements: Company Position
  • Understanding Financial Statements: Company Performance
  • Accounting for Business Decision Making: Measurement and Operational Decisions
  • Accounting for Business Decision Making: Strategy Assessment and Control
  • Fundamentals of Accounting Capstone

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

No prior experience required.

Tuition Fee

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    396 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 396 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
  • National Applies to you

    396 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 396 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
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