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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 JuanPablo G A

Jul 16, 2019

I like the course the information y clear, and easy to understand

By Sumit

Dec 30, 2016

Clarity of fundamentals, easy to grasp; also helped me in my MBA.

By Mohamad K

Dec 28, 2017

Very good introduction for non-financial professionals. Thanks!

By Elda V G

May 5, 2021


By Alice

Aug 27, 2020

Great overview and learned some interesting facts and methods.

By nasreddine H

Aug 25, 2015

Very good introduction that gives a high level view of finance

By Tabitha E S

Sep 11, 2020

Enjoyed the lessons and the tutor presented it interestingly.

By Ahmad B A

Sep 29, 2019

Excellent introductory course for non-financial professionals


Dec 15, 2018

As Mu instructor said we need to learn to survive in our life

By Jose A A L

Oct 24, 2016

First experience using coursera, and it meet my expectations.

By Nevzat K

Dec 3, 2015

Fundamentals of finance, very useful for beginners of finance

By Martin S

Jan 5, 2019

I enjoyed this course. I would like to recommend it. Regards

By Ning Z L

Apr 17, 2016

good introduction financial course for non-financial person.

By Zhang L

Nov 30, 2015

Easy to pick up and helpful for me to start deeper learning.

By Suraj S

Sep 19, 2015

I am satisfied with this course. GREAT JOB by our Instructor

By Sathish V

Mar 11, 2020

Course was very crisp with clear examples for each topic...

By Ashley428

May 29, 2017

easy to learn and to understand the general info of finance

By Latoya O

Apr 21, 2017

This course has been an integral part in my work promotion.

By Lisa M

Apr 3, 2016

Really liked the examples you gave! Great teaching method!

By Mario S E

Jan 21, 2021

Great for people thta want to start in the financial world

By A N F

Nov 17, 2020

Wonderful course. Gave a short insight on what finance is!


Jul 28, 2020


By Justin L

May 21, 2020

This course was great for me to learn about basic finance.

By Daniel B

Apr 26, 2017

Great speaker, very usefull information fon non-financials

By Erik L

May 16, 2016

Very helpful to understand de accounting department beter.