One of the most practical courses I have taken in Coursera. Highly recommended for professionals in Business, Strategy, and Finance & Accounting departments, as well as stock market investors.
The course makes accounting interesting and especially the examples are very illustrative. Virtual students bring some fun. The 4th week is however really integrated in the course structure.
By Francisco A V P•
The course itself is good. Nevertheless, it says that it doesn't require any previous experience... But there is actually experience required on financial statements and concepts.
By Andrew T•
should include more exercises in week 3. lecturer did a decent job in explaining this difficult topic like earning management but could do better explaining it more cleaarly.
By afif m•
I don't have the background in accounting. It is too hard for me to follow the lesson. However, I still could follow the lesson, even though I must give more energy there.
By Shankar S•
The tests were from Weeks 1-3 were very very inaccurate, and full of mistakes. These mistakes were extremely time consuming, and made the overall experience disappointing.
By Anne E L J•
Great introduction to Accounting Analytics. Unexpected lecturing dialogues. Could have more analytics or additional or optional problem sets to explore more deeply.
By Fai C•
Lecturers have tried their best to make this course look interesting. But, for me, I don't like doing Accounting. Working very hard to get passed this course.
By Maxwell F K•
Week 1 to 3 was just touches on the base and not explained to the maximum level for beginners in accounting to actually relate and move with the sessions.
By Pablo L•
The first three weeks needed Problem Sets to apply the learning, something that greatly enhanced the Operations Analytics course.
By Tetiana L•
Курс описан как не требующих предварительных знаний. На самом деле требует определенных первичных знаний, поэтому 3.
By Sam C•
Sorry - although the content was good, really didnt like the virtual classroom! Made it hard to concentrate
By Niklas W S•
Ok, course. I don't think it was as well prepared and thought through as the other courses.
By Ben G•
For a beginner, the verbiage is very confusing and hard to understand.
By Muhammad H A•
Hastily taught. The instructors were not thorough with the coursework.
By Serene T S H•
difficult for people without accounting background to take.
By Vincent c•
Week 1 to 3 is really good. Week 4 is a waste of time.
By Mridul G•
It's really hard to understand accounting terms.
week 2 was brutally hard. Not expected at all.
By Tiago F T C•
Confusing, but you get some knowledge from it
By Rajul R•
Course is good but quiz is very poorly made.
By Jay S•
Great content but animations are annoying!
By Danyal R•
Difficult and dry subject.
By Nathan F•
"Dogs cannot play traditional video games due to their lack of opposable thumbs." Is this really content from The Wharton School? I actually had to stop a video in the middle to take a moment and come review this course. While the content is "okay," the presentation is quite terrible. I mean no offense, but the professor needs to step away from GoAnimate and streamline his slides for better consumption. The inclusion of a video clip from a young child (the professor's daughter?) took the cake. I am embarrassed to watch these in any public place where anyone might see my screen. All of this contributes to a somewhat convoluted presentation of the material that I find particularly frustrating and difficult to follow. I suspect I would do better simply reviewing the slides (versus watching the videos).
By John F•
While I enjoyed this course and the topics covered, I don't feel like the course content matched what the course description stated it was supposed to. I enrolled in the Business Analytics Specialization course with a focus on analyzing a business from the inside, not outside. Of the 4 weeks of the course, I'd say that only week 4 was valid from an internal perspective but it was kept very high level. I'd say this course could be good for a specialization in business market analysis, but not as advertised.
I also found the cartoon classroom questions to be very annoying, almost as bad as fingernails on a blackboard.
By Manish P•
Lot of considerably complex and dry (accounting and statistics!) subject matter covered at a high level without much discussion! Quiz questions are unnecessarily complex - which (IMHO) will discourage / turn off those who are new to this subject matter in completing this course. The last week is pretty interesting though!
I am taking the full business analytic course - and find that the quality and complexity of content is all over the place!! Some are way too simple and some are highly complex.
By Robert C•
Over all not too bad but if your not a finance person (and I mean working in the world of stocks, takeovers, financial regulation) the concepts were a challenge. Some of the quizes are baffling. I would have been good to see a more practical level of financial analytics from an inside the organisation point of view that was congruent with the marketing, operations and people analytics courses.