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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Financial Accounting: Advanced Topics by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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266 reviews

About the Course

In this course, you will explore advanced topics in financial accounting. You will start your journey with accounting for assets with more than one-year life. You will learn in detail how firms account for fixed assets. You will then move to financing of assets and discuss accounting for liabilities. The course will continue with an in-depth exploration of shareholders’ equity. Finally, you will critically evaluate preparation, components, and analysis of cash flows statement. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Account for fixed assets • Understand accounting for liabilities • Evaluate shareholders’ equity section of a balance sheet • Understand preparation and information provided by cash flows statement This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

Top reviews

May 20, 2020

It was very good course and the professor has very good knowledge and experience pertaining to the subject. He explained all the topics in great details and his methods are very good and descriptive.

Jan 16, 2017

The advanced topics on the financial accounting have been really an interesting journey. I have more confidence in what I do now. Looking forward to the other courses of this specialization.

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By Alina K

Jan 2, 2017

Great and interesting course. All the video lectures are understandable and informative. Thanks to Associate Professor Urcan!

By ghorakavi s

Sep 28, 2020

This course have helped me to improve allot of knowledge in Financial Accounts

By Sweta G

Sep 29, 2020

Great classes and the professor has explained concepts clearly

By Julio C G

Sep 28, 2020

Excellent course! Congratulations

By Dianne S V B

Jan 22, 2021

This was a challenging course but I am so happy that I persevered as it was worth every bit of my time. Learnt a lot and it was very engaging. I liked the fact that it helped me to build on my knowledge from the Foundations course I did before. Looking forward to studying with you yet again, Professor Urcan.


Mar 31, 2021

I am very satisfied with the knowledge acquired, and optimistic about the future impact on the quality and quantity of learning. In addition, I thank the Professor for his friendliness, competence and good humor, which made the days of the Course a very pleasant experience. "

By Pir J H

Jul 22, 2020

This course is blend of theoretical and practical content. The four modules are very essential for understanding the accounting of the firm. Hence, this is very interesting yet informative course for business students like me.

By Ismail F

Jul 11, 2020

it's a very interesting course for advanced Financial Accounting, the instructor explains in a very concise and practical way the contents of each module, which makes understanding affordable for all students.

By Daynis A D T

Sep 7, 2020

It is an excellent course where we deepen the financial statements, with a simple and easy to understand language. Where by means of the use of cases we see how they are applied in the companies

By Federico C

Sep 7, 2020

Great course, great topics, great presentations and great instructor, really clear in his explantations and always using examples to make it easier to understand.

Really good materials too!


Mar 2, 2021

The course is good and lecturer do works with details no reseasons not to underndand, I appreciate and I learned many techniques of dealing with accounting problems.

By Saiprakash R

Jul 9, 2020

An excellent, detailed course. Perfect for finance students. Prof. Urcan is very good at explaining the key concepts. I loved it and will recommend it.

By Nirodh P

Jul 9, 2020

Very well organized this course. Each advance financial accounting topic was discussed properly. I am very glad and thankful to the professor.

By Theophile N

Jul 20, 2021

I studied well I won and got good grades but I didn't get the certificate and before I studied they didn't tell me he paid you thank you


Feb 20, 2021

I am greatly impressed by Professor

Oktay Urcan, he is able to transmit his knowledge easily. I enjoyed the course which is so helpful.

By Jonas M G

Sep 12, 2021

Great overview of key topics with extensive practice using study cases that represent daily activities related to financial accounting.

By Lami T

Oct 5, 2020

provided real life accounting examples. very interesting class. excellent professor. he makes the class fun to listen and learn

By 2.21914E+11 A M A

Jan 22, 2021

It is a very useful course which helped me to understand the accounting topics which I used to struggle a lot to understand

By Viacheslav N

Apr 1, 2020

In a simple and clear way complex topics were explained, well tailored quizzes helped to reaffirm knowledge. Great course.


Jan 14, 2021

Lecturing via coursera is very great and if learners read notes and videos carefully, they can gain advanced knowledge.

By Sergio C

Dec 18, 2020

Excellent content, Mr. Oktay Urcan explain each term with clarity and plenty of examples. I enjoy taking this course!!

By Xiaowen Z

Dec 2, 2019

Enjoy learning very helpful and more detail than the financial accounting foundation. I would recommend this course.

By Can Ö

May 24, 2020

Prof. Urcan teaches financial accounting effectively and he clearly states how to recognize transactions. Thanks.

By Elnur I

Sep 6, 2020

I do huge appreciate for such a great opportunity to improve Financial Accounting knowledge in advance level.

By Olwenyi R

Jun 4, 2020

The content is world class and the instructor has simplified the content for anyone interested in accounting