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Approx. 13 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
4 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Financial Accounting

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 61 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
M1L1V2: What Is Accounting?1m
M1L1V3: Components of Annual Reports3m
M1L2V1: Balance Sheet Overview2m
M1L2V2: Balance Sheet: Assets5m
M1L2V3: Balance Sheet: Liabilities5m
M1L2V4: Balance Sheet: Shareholders’ Equity3m
M1L3V1: Income Statement5m
M1L4V1: Cash Flow Statement6m
Module 1 Case Video25m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (optional)1m
4 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Module 1 Example Case Questions10m
Module 1 Example Case Solutions10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz14m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 1-4 Practice Quiz6m
Module 1 Graded Quiz14m

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2: Recording Transactions and Financial Statement Preparation

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 75 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
M2L2V1: Example: Illinois Supermarket22m
M2L3V1: Individual Accounts2m
M2L4V1: Accrual Accounting5m
Module 2 Case Video37m
5 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Module 2 Example Case Questions10m
Module 2 Example Case Solutions10m
Additional Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 2-3 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 2-4 Practice Quiz10m
Module 2 Graded Quiz16m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Module 3: Fundamental Accounting Concepts and Revenue Recognition

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 57 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
M3L2V1: Fundamental Accounting Concepts4m
M3L3V1: Accruals Concept11m
M3L4V1: Conservatism Concept5m
M3L5V1: Revenue Recognition10m
Module 3 Case Video25m
4 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Module 3 Example Case Questions10m
Module 3 Example Case Solutions10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3-3 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3-4 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 3-5 Practice Quiz10m
Module 3 Graded Quiz20m

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: Short-Term Assets

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 77 min), 5 readings, 8 quizzes
11 videos
M4L2V1: Accounts Receivables: Cash Discounts3m
M4L3V1: Accounts Receivables: Sales Returns3m
M4L4V1: Accounts Receivables: Bad Debts5m
M4L5V1: Accounts Receivables of Walmart4m
M4L6V1: Inventories2m
M4L7V1: Cost Flow Assumptions8m
M4L8V1: Inventories of Walmart2m
M4L9V1: Appendix 1: LIFO - FIFO Conversion12m
Module 4 Case Video30m
Gies Online Programs3m
5 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Module 4 Example Case Questions10m
Module 4 Example Case Solutions10m
8 practice exercises
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 4-4 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 4-5 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 4-6 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 4-7 Practice Quiz10m
Appendix 1 Practice Quiz
Module 4 Graded Quiz20m



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About the Financial Management Specialization

This Specialization covers the fundamentals of strategic financial management, including financial accounting, investments, and corporate finance. You will learn to evaluate major strategic corporate and investment decisions and to understand capital markets and institutions from a financial perspective, and you will develop an integrated framework for value-based financial management and individual financial decision-making. The Financial Management Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course in this Specialization also fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit. When you complete the Financial Management Specialization, you will: · Have a solid foundation in developing an integrated framework for strategic financial decision-making. · Have a thorough understanding of financial statements and the financial information they provide, and be able to critically evaluate and analyze cash flows statements. · Understand the management and evaluation of portfolios and firm valuation techniques. · Understand how to incorporate risk and uncertainty into investment decisions and understand how companies make financing and investment decisions....
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