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 Suhaimi W C•
Great course. Learned a lot about accounting analytics, business strategy, business analysis, detecting abnormal financial accounting in financial statements. Excellent contents and lots of tips and actions to take from this course. Thank you both Professors for teaching this course.
By Octavio C R•
Excellent course, very well developed and structured to provide participants with great tools and insights. Excellent content of analytics models with all relevant information to be interpreted when doing accounting analytics. Great overall introduction to Bensford Law and M-Scores.
By Thomas D•
A little tough, since I was only familiar with accounting in my native language. Took me a while to adapt to the English expressions. However, I learned a lot in a well structured course with funny contents (digital classroom). Definitely worth studying. Thanks to professor Bushee.
By Saif A•
I believe this is the best course in the specialization. I felt that it was helpful and relevant to my field of work although it was a bit challenging. I learned a lot. I think the reason is because the instructors were able to deliver the material in a very interesting way.
By Prashant N M•
The course content is so lucid that it levels up the learner irrespective of his/her functional/domain understanding. And the interesting part is practical applicability of learning in professional & personal area. Thank you Coursera; Brian J Bushee & Christopher D. Ittner
By peisong c•
Very interesting course, well designed, using animated fun-makers to shoot out questions that you will probably do it yourself.
Course content easy to understand. Very suited for non-accounting major analyst who wants to get some background in accounting analysis..
By Zachary M M•
This was very challenging course for me... I felt you needed a strong knowledge base of financial statements to really understand what triggers potential fraud, deception. I think I will need to re-review the course material to reinforce the concepts. Thanks!
By Lanyun L•
This course is very useful and Professor gave us lots of examples to help understanding the accounting analysis methods. But it would be better to take the Introduction of Accounting Course by Professor before. Thanks for Professor and his humour again !
By Benedict L•
Excellent course, first 3 weeks were very technical but highly informative. Quite a bit of accounting knowledge is required to understand the work. Last week of lessons were more simple and intuitive to understand, but overall, a very insightful module
By MANOJ K•
This course was one of the toughest courses i pursued so far... I was expecting a lot from this course. from basic to advanced and more of fundamentals. this course should be floated as full specialization rather than as a part of other specialization.
By Joaquín C M•
I personally found that course the most useful. Not just because it gives you the frame and the foundations of Financial Analysis, but also because it gives the insight of the importance of other non-financial metrics in the financial performance.
It was one of the toughest course in this specialization. But the course was intriguing and opened new horizons. It increased the understanding of financial metrics and their importance. Cases were helpful in understanding the course material.
By Li T•
i love this course very much!
very practical and systematical content.
and very useful for accounting profession
but its a little bit challenging to follow. I have watched whole the videos for more than 2 times in order to pass the assignment.
By SHAN C•
Really appreciate both of 2 professors put the boring topic into a funny video, clearly to show how to apply analysis in those real cases. The assessment need time to digest the course information and very helpful to understand the topic.
By Mustafa A A•
Enjoyed the course very much. Prof. Brian Bushee was excellent in making a mundane subject like Accounting very interesting & exciting. I learned lots of new tools that I will hopefully implement in my workplace in the near future.
By Andres C A•
I am a general manager, and linking non financial metrics to financial performance helps you to have a vision and an objective to the organization. It's also veru interesting to know about the manipulation of financial statements.
By Deleted A•
While each of the Business Analytics courses have been terrific in their own way, Accounting Analytics was the most challenging and most enjoyable. Accounting + clear information + dogs + sense of fun = a great course. Thank you!
By Long Z•
It is the first time that I took an accounting class. The professors clearly demonstrated two drastically different perspectives of using analytics in accounting settings. Domain knowledge and tools are both critical for success.
By Martin R•
Awesome Course! Very funny and really sophisticated! The last part is eye opening. Best course in this specialisation!
It is not for beginners though, you should have a solid understanding of accounting for the first 3 lectures.
By ARUL A N•
Finally i am able to complete this course. This course was little tougher than the other 3 courses due to some complicated accounting spreadsheet calculations. But i finally i am able to make it. Good Luck to rest of the folks.
By Vijay K•
Very informative course with introduction to different tools to evaluate firm performance, particularly to look beyond the financial data. I would highly recommend the course to anyone interested in analyzing firm performance.
By LAURA M R R•
Compared to the other courses of the Business Analytics Specialization this one I considered that was the one with more depth on the meaning of concepts and their use. Also I considered it provided more tools to work with
By Siti A F•
I would say this course is in intermediate stage. Quite heavy for non economic background students but thankfully was delivered in casual setting and I know that it's not easy to deliver it that way. Great job professors.
By Leticia T•
Thank you very much Professors Brian and Christopher for sharing your knowledge with us! Your course made me remember how much I like Accounting and taught me how useful it can be when doing some serious analytics.
By Enzo A•
Besides serving as a refresher of a few accounting topics, this course really delivers on the topics of analyzing financial statements for possible fraud and linking non-financial metrics to financial performance.