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This Understanding Financial Statements - Company Position Course is a part of the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial statements with an emphasis on the balance sheet. 

About

However, to understand accounting driven financial statements, it is important to recognize that accounting is less about counting and more about measuring. “What is it that is being measured?” Well, as the course unfolds, you will learn about the three measurement questions and how the balance sheet helps to answer the first two of these questions. 

This Understanding Financial Statements - Company Position Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  

By touring a real company and interviewing real business people, the course describes the basic content of financial statements in a simple yet relevant context. 

The goal of the course is to leave a lasting impression about what balance sheet consists of and what it reveals. The next course in the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization completes the conversation by addressing the remaining measurement question.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe the purpose of a balance sheet. 
  • Define the three components of a balance sheet. 
  • Recognize and understand the meaning of several items typically presented on a balance sheet. 
  • Explain the broader purpose of financial statements and the role of accounting in producing the financial statements.
  • Read and, to some extent, interpret real-world balance sheets.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses :
  • Module 1: What Is Accounting and Why Are Financial Reports Important?
  • Module 2: Assets – What Do You Own?
  • Module 3: Liabilities – What Do You Owe?
  • Module 4: Equity and How the Balance Sheet Fits Together

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

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    79 USD/module
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    79 USD/module
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    Based on the original amount of 79 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
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