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About the Course

Accounting Analytics explores how financial statement data and non-financial metrics can be linked to financial performance.  In this course, taught by Wharton’s acclaimed accounting professors, you’ll learn how data is used to assess what drives financial performance and to forecast future financial scenarios. While many accounting and financial organizations deliver data, accounting analytics deploys that data to deliver insight, and this course will explore the many areas in which accounting data provides insight into other business areas including consumer behavior predictions, corporate strategy, risk management, optimization, and more. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how financial data and non-financial data interact to forecast events, optimize operations, and determine strategy. This course has been designed to help you make better business decisions about the emerging roles of accounting analytics, so that you can apply what you’ve learned to make your own business decisions and create strategy using financial data. ...

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Jun 11, 2018

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.


Aug 8, 2023

great experience and very informational topics discussed in this course. Transcript used very much while they are teaching the class. Thank you Coursera team providing great opportunity to me.

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By Sam C

Apr 8, 2020

Sorry - although the content was good, really didnt like the virtual classroom! Made it hard to concentrate

By Niklas W S

Sep 2, 2019

Ok, course. I don't think it was as well prepared and thought through as the other courses.

By Ben G

May 19, 2021

For a beginner, the verbiage is very confusing and hard to understand.

By Muhammad H A

Nov 17, 2017

Hastily taught. The instructors were not thorough with the coursework.

By Deelip r D

Aug 10, 2023

Not satisfied with the way that content provide in this course

By Serene T S H

Aug 13, 2016

difficult for people without accounting background to take.

By Vincent c

Jan 20, 2018

Week 1 to 3 is really good. Week 4 is a waste of time.

By Mridul G

Apr 29, 2020

It's really hard to understand accounting terms.

By vishu

Aug 21, 2019

week 2 was brutally hard. Not expected at all.

By Tiago F T C

Jun 20, 2017

Confusing, but you get some knowledge from it

By Rajul R

Jul 16, 2021

Course is good but quiz is very poorly made.

By Jay S

May 9, 2016

Great content but animations are annoying!

By Danyal R

Jun 1, 2019

Difficult and dry subject.

By Nathan F

Dec 21, 2017

"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

Feb 14, 2016

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 Emmanuel J A

Jul 6, 2023

The course was way too specific on the analytics of forensic accounting. Since the field is already quite esoteric, solid prior knowledge of financial accounting is necessary to be able to make sense of the discussions. While the contents remained insightful, I think students could have benefited more if the accounting analytics course was approached from a more general angle, rather than being too specific on fraud detection techniques and on the more specialized financial accounting applications.

By Robert C

Aug 8, 2021

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.

By Hoàng T N

Mar 13, 2024

It was the worst course ever, with too many theories and fewer practices. Rambling talking. I would rather study this on youtube which is faster, easier to understand, more practical, and FREE.

By jagannath p

May 17, 2020

It was utter difficult for a non financial background students to understand the key concepts.It could have been more simple and intelligible.

By Kasi V

Dec 26, 2019

very difficult to understand, need bit more depth and fcaulty is speaking bit fast. Few of pdf metrails are not opening to download the same.

By Shailee S

Feb 16, 2017

weeks 1,2 and 3 were not satisfactory according to me. the video lectures were difficult to comprehend. week 4 was very good.

By Panagiotis V

Dec 14, 2020

Too technical in case you are directly involver to accounting. Only week 3 & 4 are somehow related to analytics at all

By Abhishek B

Feb 22, 2018

This course content felt like too much happening all at once at an extremely fast pace. Not a satisfactory experience.

By sophia

Jun 1, 2020

The Quiz doesnt have feedback to wrong answers... Recommend to combine each week's slides in to one pdf file. Thanks

By Michelle C

Jan 16, 2017

Course was not easy to grasp, lost interest after the first week and I barely got through the quiz at the end.