Financial Analysis - Skills for Success, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Prepare for a career in financial analysis with this Financial Analysis - Skills for Success course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois. Gain a wholistic understanding of organizational finance and apply an analytical mindset toward financial statement analysis and organizational decision-making.

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In an era of thriving businesses, both small and large, it is crucial to possess a wholistic understanding of the financial building blocks of a successful organization. Through this Financial Analysis - Skills for Success course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois, you will gain a well-rounded knowledge of key financial concepts that will help you apply an analytic mindset to understanding and driving organizational decisions and success.

The courses in this Specialization focus on financial topics and organizational principles. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the importance of gaining a financial perspective
  • Identifying and applying fundamental principles of Accounting and Finance
  • Identifying a firm’s financial statements and understanding how they reflect company position and performance
  • Understanding the basics of financial statement analysis
  • Using financial information to facilitate strategic and operational decision-making
  • Planning and budgeting to effectively and efficiently allocate resources

This specialization is designed to build on the foundational skills developed in the Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate; earn a dual credential when you complete a Google Career Certificate and this specialization.

Applied Learning Project

A central premise of these courses is that obtaining a well-rounded understanding of the financial concepts is crucial to successfully growing and sustaining an organization. Major subject areas will be followed by an in-depth application and analysis exercise. 

Skills You Will Gain:

  • Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Finance
  • Scenario Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Financial Analysis - The "Why?"
  • Financial Analysis of Organizations
  • Financial Analysis of Scenarios and Decisions

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner level

  • Learners only need to have an interest in financial analysis to start the specialization or individual courses. This specialization is designed to complement Google’s Data Analytics Career Certificate.

Tuition Fee

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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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