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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 Md I I C

Jun 5, 2020

Very knowledgable course, structured in an easy way containing basic topic...

By Ingmar C

Jun 11, 2016

Very easy to understand for those just starting out in Finance. Great primer.

By Kanha A

Oct 2, 2016

Nice and Succinct! Considering others in the specialization because of this.

By binny

Sep 30, 2016

very easy to learn with an awesome teacher.

thank you sir, thank you coursera

By t. p

Sep 10, 2015


Great, simple and very useful course. Good basics for every enterpreneur.

By Rajendra T

Oct 9, 2018

Neatly organized course content with good explanations and lot of examples.

By Colleen E Y

Sep 6, 2016

Learning a lot of practical information in order to work as an entrepreneur

By Anthony C

Sep 30, 2018

Excellent Course. Well designed, concise, extremely informative, awesome.

By Aleksandar C

Mar 1, 2018

The course is great and very easy-to-understand. I have really enjoyed it!

By Pramod K

Oct 24, 2015

Very important concepts of finance covered in very short time.

Very useful.

By Suraj S Y

May 14, 2020

The course was were interesting and very engaging to learn about finance.

By Irene P

Aug 13, 2015

Very good course. Thouht me hot to control money and plan for the future.

By Francesco M

Mar 16, 2018

I'm still not a finance expert but it's got the foundation in for sure !

By 周大宝

Aug 7, 2020

Offers a good introduction to common jargon in accounting and finance.

By saurav

Nov 7, 2015

VERY GOOD COURSE,,,Give excellent glimpse to non finance professionals

By Mario E G P

Sep 5, 2015

I really liked this course beacuse of the content and who is teaching.

By Amanda A

Sep 8, 2020

Great course, teacher is engaging and really "dumb's it down" for you

By Victor J

Aug 21, 2017

Very informative. Good examples. A must for modern day professionals.

By cindy o

Mar 19, 2016

very practical and brief to understand the whole method about finance

By Múcio B

Sep 1, 2015

Great Course! Relevant material and a excelent teacher David Standen!

By Daniel V A

May 7, 2020

Nice explanation even to non financial background best for every one

By Dhananjay K J

Apr 10, 2020

Understood many aspects of a business from investor's point of view.

By Tracy T M

Jan 29, 2016

This is a really good Course!!!!!!! Easy to Understand!! I loved it!

By Esther V

Jan 7, 2016

Instructor is very good at explaining the topics. I like his style.

By Andres P

Sep 24, 2015

exercises to practice and check correct application of the concepts