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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

Dec 14, 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.

Feb 21, 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 Yasmeen D

Dec 10, 2015

It is very useful for someone with only basic finance knowledge

By Helder F

Oct 26, 2015

Simple and fast.

Try to put more difficulty on the quizzes.

By Danilo A E

Jan 25, 2016

Basic stuff.

Good choice of subjects.

A little too short.

By Md S H

May 26, 2020

The professor is not able to make me understand clearly

By Olabimpe S

Apr 16, 2017

Easy to follow and understand.

Actually interesting..

By Maripas D L Á S H

Nov 19, 2020

es complicado de entender, pero muy bien explicado

By montserrat s

Feb 6, 2016

it was very simple , but i expected more content

By Sunil G

Sep 27, 2015

Good content for a short duration course.

By Mert O

Jan 22, 2021

It was simpler than I expected.

By Dung T N

May 16, 2020

Too fast, lack of examples

By Seho J

Mar 13, 2016

hard to understand for me

By Ibrahem A M A

Jul 20, 2017

Isn't beginner-friendly.

By Mohamed M

Aug 17, 2019

need more examples


Feb 13, 2020

found useful

By Mohamed T K

Jun 21, 2020


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Jul 25, 2017


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By Nart A

Oct 25, 2015

First noticeable thing is that the instructor doesn't convey competence very well. He lacks the practical examples to explain the principles more efficiently. The result for me was that, although he chose not to go deep, the principles weren't as clear, memorable or relevant as I think they could have been.

I did learn a few useful things of course, but it was a disappointment in general.

By Janarthanan B

Oct 4, 2015

Please include exercises for computing the ratios and the valuation methods. In-video questions would have helped more. The quiz does not actually test the understanding of the topic in-depth. There can be some external readings suggested - resources that help us get more understanding on the subjects discussed.

By Deleted A

Feb 11, 2018

ROE = Net Income ($1,280) / Shareholder's Equity ($3,062) = 42%, not 43%. Your mistake in the assignment causes me to be given 0 points.

By Michal G

Mar 31, 2016

Very general content. Not as useful as I thought it would be, but maybe I should have read the introduction better:)

By Bobby A

Oct 9, 2015

Pretty hard to Keep track but the content was good.

I probably need to be a bit more focussed next time.

By Felipe P S

Sep 25, 2018


By Mahesh N

Nov 13, 2017

This course is pretty hand-wavy with very less details/examples.

By Siddhivinayak S

Aug 12, 2019

Very basic knowledge. Should be more in depth.