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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Finance for Non-Financial Professionals by University of California, Irvine

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About the Course

Impact your financial decisions and learn how to affect the performance of your unit's profitability and of your organization. In this course gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to drive your organization's growth. Upon completion of this course, you will have gained general financial knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the impact of your decisions outside your functional area. Content of the course includes selected aspects of finance from a non-financial specialist perspective. Specific topics include: financial analysis; planning, forecasting, and budgeting; cash flow, and strategic financing. This class will be interactive and will require the active involvement of the participants in finance related activities. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Explain the importance of finance and interpretation of financial information 2. Apply the concepts of accounting and finance to analyze financials 3. Learn about key accounting and finance terms 4. Examine financial statements by using key ratios 5. Explain the importance of budgeting process 6. Learn about key components needed to improve profitability...

Top reviews

AC

Dec 15, 2017

I've enjoyed this course. Prof. Standen gives a very basic but clear overview of the most common financial topics, wished I had this course a couple of years ago it would have made my life way easier.

EM

Feb 22, 2019

An excellent well-rounded course and perfect for anyone who would like to gain some insight into financial practices. I would highly recommend this course, "Finance for Non-Financial Professionals."

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By Vibhuti

Sep 09, 2015

A good overview for someone unfamiliar with finance but given the brief and introductory nature of the course, you'd need to do further reading to understand many of the concepts.

By Will B

Aug 27, 2015

Great intro course and very helpful in building understanding for someone who is not familiar with the financial terms. Instructor had great presentation skills and provided excellent real world examples and insights. I highly recommend this course for anyone who needs a basic understanding of finance and business concepts.

By Audric C

Oct 08, 2015

A lot of formulas in a few time. But the professor uses lots of examples which allow to better (and faster) understand the concepts behind all those formulas.

By Xavier V

Oct 29, 2015

Good course, fast and easy to get

Could be enhanced by a few practical examples where the formulas presented could make more sense

By alejandro t n

Feb 01, 2016

Bueno y sencillo de comprender

By Olivier V

Feb 24, 2016

Good introduction for non-financial people willing to understand some key concepts often present in out professional life.

By Baskar M V

Feb 09, 2016

A very good course for beginners

By Moisés P D

Sep 12, 2015

Great course.

By ceyhan g

Sep 02, 2015

Course is so clear to understand and content is fair enough to learn basics of finance.

It won't make you finance guru but you will be able to learn essentials.

Lecturer David Standen has ability to transfer his knowledge to audience, so the lessons are easy to understand and comprehensible.

More graphics, more animations or more visual items can be added to lessons to boost comprehension.

By 王木辛victoria

Oct 04, 2015

simple enough for outdoorer

By Nguyễn H M

Sep 02, 2015

Simple; Understandable. Very Thank you for ur lectures!!!!

By Eduard V

Oct 01, 2015

too brief course...

By Abhijit S

Oct 22, 2015

Very good for dummies in finance or pure techies. Can add a bit more content in IRR, ROI topics as we come across those quite often. Also these topics will help engineers with technical knowledge to understand the bigger picture of financial viability of the projects they handle.

By Doug D

Oct 21, 2015

A basic overview of financial analysis starting from the structural underpinnings of accounting and moving into the frameworks of finance.

By Denis M

Dec 05, 2016

A very good course for people who does not have knowledge of finances. I highly recommend this course. It would be better if the course had more practice exercises.

By Franz A

Oct 21, 2016

excelente curso para tener una visión más amplia de las finanzas

By Pierre

Mar 05, 2017

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By Hossam s

May 17, 2018

Great course 👌

By Mónica A M

Oct 16, 2016

it gives you a good summary of what you need to know however, its just a guideline you have to investigate deeper into the concepts on your own

By Ahmed M A

Jun 17, 2017

great course but it would be greater if it had more exercise

By Maya B

Feb 13, 2017

Definitely a great course for beginners. The pace is great and the exposure to key terms is very beneficial.

By Ariel B

Jan 09, 2018

Complex financial terminology is sometimes glossed over and not thoroughly explained (for a purely non-finance professional this was hard to keep up). The information was useful and will be helpful in understanding future financial discussions in my role.

By Nguyen T N A

Oct 24, 2018

The lectures are very easy to understand. Moreover, this course help me build a strong financial foundation.

By Suhendi P

Aug 30, 2018

As a non-finance background, I could easily follow the lecture and gain a better understanding.

By Ahmed B

Apr 06, 2019

Great course many thanks