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.
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.
교육 기관: AARON T•
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교육 기관: Israa H H A Z•
교육 기관: Michael W•
This course focuses entirely on how to read a balance sheet. You will learn the three principal parts of a balance sheet (assets, liabilities, and equity), how they relate to each other, and how they describe the underlying position of the company. This is illustrated by the professor talking to a number of small businesses in the Urbana-Champaign area.
If you have no experience with accounting or finance, this is probably a great place to start. It's a gentle introduction. However, while the focus on local businesses is interesting, a relatively large amount of time is spent learning about these businesses and their owners without necessarily teaching much about accounting or balance sheets in general.
교육 기관: Raghavendra C•
The course was a good introduction to the balance sheet. It not only taught how to prepare, use and interpret the balance sheet, but also touched upon the very important aspect of why a balance sheet may be required for anyone looking into. Do go through the suggested readings to further explore on the topics discussed. However, a little more practice examples on how to interpret and compare balance sheets would have helped solidify the understanding, for which I had to research separately online.
교육 기관: Sanskar V•
The course was very good for understanding basics of financial statements, especially the balance sheet. But the course content/syllabus is too small compared with the time provided for course completion. A person could easily complete this course within a week or two max but the time provided was more than a month. The video lectures were great and very practical as the instructor visits several businesses to help us get a practical understanding of the line items on the balance sheet.
교육 기관: Marco F•
I think it's a good way to introduce the world of "accounting" but I think videos need to be more specific and I would have appreciated if there was some practical exercise and not only quiz! But all the informations are exposed clearly.
교육 기관: Sam B•
Thank you for the work and creative idea of presenting the information. I now feel as though I have an idea or overall gist of financial statements, however, I would like to get into the ratios and analysing part of these statements.
교육 기관: Baghwath G B•
This course explains things in a simple language so that everybody can understand. The faculty is so good . Example videos are also so good and he asks the apt questions , so that the views can understand the concept. Kudos
교육 기관: Bhargav L S•
A great course and very well explained with the use of practical exposure, i would recommend it for every finance aspirant out there to learn and it is also very easily, clearly explained by the professor.
교육 기관: John E S•
Quite good course, but could have been more comprehensive in my opinion. Compared to other Coursera courses I have taken, it did not require so much work.
교육 기관: Regan R•
Easy to follow, great case studies, thoroughly enjoyable. I do wish my final assignment was graded by a professor in addition to my peers.
교육 기관: Abdulhadi H M A•
The final score must not depend on the peer grade given but the final GPA must come from the responsible one to have fair final point.
교육 기관: Janki P•
It would be better if the basics of financial statements were explained a bit more for someone attending the course as a beginner
교육 기관: Sherry B•
The music was annoying didn't need it everytime there was a new lesson. Other than that it was a giid review for an accountant.
교육 기관: Kevin S•
I found this course to be a good introduction to reading a balance sheet, with a lot of personal examples.
교육 기관: Werner G•
Good basic course. But only the tip of the iceberg in understanding the real position of a company
교육 기관: Saad Y•
It was very nice and new experience of learning such a great, practical and exposure based course.
교육 기관: Amit T•
It was a great learning and got the base set for future understanding and using statements now.
교육 기관: PRIYA K•
Good course which one can join to understand the basics of financial performance of companies.
교육 기관: Mark S•
Well done with very easy-to-understand concepts. The presentation was very good.
교육 기관: Hadish•
It was very very nice.I go forward more steps.I am so glad to take this course.
교육 기관: Ahmed B•
Excellent course. I have really enjoyed the course.
Thank you Prof.
교육 기관: Prossie•
I made the right choice when I chose to take on this course
교육 기관: T. J I•
A sound introductory class to reading balance sheets.