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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Understanding Financial Statements: Company Position da instituição Universidade de Illinois em Urbana-ChampaignUniversidade de Illinois em Urbana-Champaign

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Sobre o curso

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial statements with an emphasis on the balance sheet. However, to understand accounting driven financial statements, it is important to recognize that accounting is less about counting and more about measuring. “What is it that is being measured?” Well, as the course unfolds, you will learn about the three measurement questions and how the balance sheet helps to answer the first two of these questions. By touring a real company and interviewing real business people, the course describes the basic content of financial statements in a simple yet relevant context. The goal of the course is to leave a lasting impression about what balance sheet consists of and what it reveals. The next course in the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization completes the conversation by addressing the remaining measurement question. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Describe the purpose of a balance sheet. • Define the three components of a balance sheet. • Recognize and understand the meaning of several items typically presented on a balance sheet. • Explain the broader purpose of financial statements and the role of accounting in producing the financial statements. • Read and, to some extent, interpret real-world balance sheets. 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. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

Melhores avaliações


2 de dez de 2020

Having worked with accountants for 11 years but only taking a few accounting classes in college, this taught me many things that help me better understand what the accountants are talking about.


21 de mai de 2020

Really great course and a useful one in terms of clearing the finance terms and how a company creates a balance sheet and how can we evaluate a company's position by looking at one's sheet.

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28 de ago de 2020

Good course which one can join to understand the basics of financial performance of companies.

por Mark S

4 de mar de 2019

Well done with very easy-to-understand concepts. The presentation was very good.

por hadish N

18 de jan de 2017

It was very very nice.I go forward more steps.I am so glad to take this course.

por Ahmed B

20 de jul de 2017

Excellent course. I have really enjoyed the course.

Thank you Prof.

por Prossie

20 de dez de 2016

I made the right choice when I chose to take on this course

por T.J. I

24 de mai de 2020

A sound introductory class to reading balance sheets.

por Jessica C B

8 de dez de 2016

I learned so much, and the format was easy to follow.

por Abu B S

15 de set de 2020

The lectures were well presented, thumps up sir,

por Pankaj A

27 de jul de 2021

Good to understand the basic's of balance sheet

por Amir S

9 de out de 2020

The peer graded system might not be efficient.

por Adam B R

23 de jun de 2021

Very easy to understand and work through.

por Clint R

1 de nov de 2020

Great course , easy and well explained

por Victor V

30 de mai de 2017

It is a great course about accounting!

por vicky f

21 de set de 2016

Very informative, enjoyed the course.


27 de set de 2017

An excellent course for beginners.

por Ali S

10 de dez de 2019

needs to have more information

por Nagraj N

14 de mar de 2019

Nice - Simple with demos!!

por Felipe E M

8 de out de 2020

average, but informative.

por Sharangdhar S

2 de jul de 2020

Very basic information.

por Marilyn H

14 de mar de 2020

enjoyed my first class

por Akahome P

26 de ago de 2016

quite informative

por Chakravarthy S

27 de jan de 2018

Too superficial.

por 李泽南

28 de jul de 2018

very helpful

por Ahmed H

28 de abr de 2020


por Vineet K R

13 de jul de 2020