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This course provides an introduction to accounting’s measurement role inside of an organization and how accountants communicate information that helps managers and employees make operational decisions. In particular, you will learn how cost information is created and organized to help managers and employees conduct profitability analyses, develop and choose products, make pricing decisions, and make common business decisions.

This Accounting for Business Decision Making - Measurement and Operational Decisions Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  

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

  • Identify the nature, purpose, and importance of different types of decision-useful accounting information.
  • Create, organize, and communicate cost information to best suit common operational decisions.
  • Use accounting information to manage products, control costs, and leverage other drivers of operational success.
If you enjoy this business course and are interested in an MBA, consider applying to the iMBA, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price offered by the University of Illinois.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Module 1: Introduction to Business Decision Making
  • Module 2: Cost Concepts and Perspectives
  • Module 3: Managing Products and Profitability
  • Module 4: Managing Operations and Sales

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    79 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The programme is self-paced and the cost per month is 49$.


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