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Accounting for Decision Making, University of Michigan

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About this Course

Through this course, you will start by addressing the two “big questions” of accounting: “What do I have?” and “How did I do over time?” You will see how the two key financial statements – the balance sheet and the income statement - are designed to answer these questions and then move on to consider how individual transactions aggregate to make up these financial statements. After developing a broad understanding of accounting and financial statements, you will begin to develop a more nuanced understanding of individual components of doing business, such as making a sale or building inventory. By considering many of the more common actions of a company, you will build your understanding of accounting, and explore these concepts by applying them across various types of transactions. Once you understand these individual concepts better, you will be ready to return to the overall financial statements and use them as informational tools, including building ratios. You can do this course standalone or to qualify for the residential component of the Finance for Strategic Decision-Making Executive Education program. For more information, see the FAQ below....
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9 Reviews

By Daniel Benjamin Spannagel

Dec 14, 2018

I really enjoyed the course, it was an interesting and encouraging refresher of the skills I acquired during the last ten years more or less detailed within my different jobs.

I'd be happy, if there was a short written summary of key aspects for each section. As it usually takes a couple of weeks to go through the course this would be very helpful to refresh previous weeks' concepts and also afterwards further enhance the learning experience in daily business.

By Nadia Saud

Oct 10, 2018

With no prior knowledge of accounting it's surprising how easy it is to progress through the course. professor Miller has an amazing ability to explain new concepts in an easy to understand manner!

By Daria Khmeleva

Jul 23, 2018

I liked the course very much. It completed my knowledge base about accounting, which I already acquired during my offline MBA program, so I'd strongly advise it, if people are already familiar with the subject. Greg Miller's teaching style is very comfortable - he did a great job.

By Jaime Giraldo

Jul 21, 2018

Great material and presentation style.

By Ignacio Garcia

Jul 21, 2018

Awesome course, engaging, and very good professor (he should team up with engineers!)

By Ayorinde Opeyemi Atilola

Mar 29, 2018

Awesome course!

By Zakaria Mohamed Hussein

Feb 25, 2018


By Yue Zhang

Feb 25, 2018

very clear, informative; gives high-level rationales for acct treatments.

By Công Hiếu

Feb 18, 2018

Highly recommended