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In this course, participants will learn the foundations of accounting principles and financial analysis, develop an understanding of the links between these, and the measurement of value creation at the firm level. 

The Language and Tools of Financial Analysis Course is offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Melbourne.

This is the first course in a four-course Specialization on the Essentials of Corporate Financial Analysis and Decision-Making, created in partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon).

Who is this class for: 

Learners who want an introduction to the key financial statements companies use to summarize their financial performance and position, and who wish to learn about the financial tools that facilitate comparison between companies. This course also describes some of the limitations in relying on published financial statements to assess the performance of a company, and introduces the critical concept of 'discounted cash flow' analysis as a key tool in financial decision-making.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • An Introduction to Accounting Principles: The Language of Capital Markets
  • An Intuition-based Introduction to Financial Analysis
  • The Links Between Accounting Principles and Financial Decision-making
  • Value Measurement via Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
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The programme is self-paced and the cost per month is 49$.


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