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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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por Marjan I

7 de nov de 2017

Would give it 5 stars if test were still opened

por Alyona Z

12 de jun de 2016

It was pleasure to participate in this course.

por Chalee U

21 de mai de 2020

Easy to understand in a short period of time.

por Carlos M

11 de jun de 2020

Like the instructor, very easy to understand


18 de dez de 2020

smooth learning in mind, visual, and audio.

por Venkat G

24 de ago de 2020

Perfectly presented with basic fundamentals

por Yong L K

17 de abr de 2020

Good title for me to understand in details.

por Maria P

17 de dez de 2020

Very helpful course and easy to understand

por U Y

26 de out de 2020

Its was wonderful learning with experts

por Chinemelum u

14 de jul de 2021

i really understood financial statement

por Mounika M

13 de set de 2020

The course is very helpful and useful .

por Vivian X

27 de jun de 2020

I learn balance sheets in here. Thanks!

por Fomenkova I

21 de ago de 2019

amazing professor, useful information!

por T'Yana D

20 de jul de 2017

Well organized, great job Mr Jackson.

por Naresh M

12 de mai de 2021

Overall good explanation very useful


13 de jan de 2022

It was great learning with coursera


25 de abr de 2020

The course is simple and insightful

por Julio C R R

4 de fev de 2019

Excellent, very usefull in my days.

por Aniket P

28 de jul de 2020

I like the way instructor explains

por Janelle D

24 de set de 2017

Great way to summarize the concept

por Alvin B

27 de dez de 2020

Great Course Highly Recommended..

por Anna M C

31 de out de 2020

This course is great! Thank you!

por Melissa K

28 de mar de 2021

Well organized and informative.


14 de mai de 2016

Simple and effective course!!!!

por Laura B

12 de jan de 2021

Amazing course I’d learn a lot