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You will start your journey with a general overview of what financial accounting information is and the main financial statements.

This Financial Accounting - Foundations Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

 You will then learn how to code financial transactions in financial accounting language. In the meantime, you will learn about the most important concept in contemporary financial accounting: accrual accounting. You will then critically analyze how firms recognize revenues. 

Finally, you will finish the course with an analysis of accounting for short-term assets where you will go into detail on how firms account for accounts receivables and inventories. 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand main financial statements and the financial information they provide
  • Write a financial transaction in financial accounting language and understand how this impacts main financial statements
  • Understand how accrual accounting and fundamental accounting concepts work
  • Understand revenue recognition principles and how they impact main financial statements
  • Account for accounts receivables and inventories.  

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • Module 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Module 2: Recording Transactions and Financial Statement Preparation
  • Module 3: Fundamental Accounting Concepts and Revenue Recognition
  • Module 4: Short-Term Assets

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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.
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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