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Overview

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! 

The programme

This Accounting - Principles of Financial Accounting offered by Coursera in partnership with IESE Business School 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Accounting - The Balance Sheet
  • The Income Statement
  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • Accrual Accounting

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. 

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