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About the Course

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial statements with an emphasis on the balance sheet. However, to understand accounting driven financial statements, it is important to recognize that accounting is less about counting and more about measuring. “What is it that is being measured?” Well, as the course unfolds, you will learn about the three measurement questions and how the balance sheet helps to answer the first two of these questions. By touring a real company and interviewing real business people, the course describes the basic content of financial statements in a simple yet relevant context. The goal of the course is to leave a lasting impression about what balance sheet consists of and what it reveals. The next course in the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization completes the conversation by addressing the remaining measurement question. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Describe the purpose of a balance sheet. • Define the three components of a balance sheet. • Recognize and understand the meaning of several items typically presented on a balance sheet. • Explain the broader purpose of financial statements and the role of accounting in producing the financial statements. • Read and, to some extent, interpret real-world balance sheets. If you enjoy this business course and are interested in an MBA, consider applying to the iMBA, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price offered by the University of Illinois. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and onlinemba.illinois.edu....

Top reviews

CR
Dec 2, 2020

Having worked with accountants for 11 years but only taking a few accounting classes in college, this taught me many things that help me better understand what the accountants are talking about.

JC
May 21, 2020

Really great course and a useful one in terms of clearing the finance terms and how a company creates a balance sheet and how can we evaluate a company's position by looking at one's sheet.

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By Julio C R R

Feb 4, 2019

Excellent, very usefull in my days.

By Aniket P

Jul 28, 2020

I like the way instructor explains

By Janelle D

Sep 24, 2017

Great way to summarize the concept

By Alvin B

Dec 27, 2020

Great Course Highly Recommended..

By Anna M E C

Oct 31, 2020

This course is great! Thank you!

By Melissa K

Mar 28, 2021

Well organized and informative.

By SRINIVAS R

May 14, 2016

Simple and effective course!!!!

By Laura B

Jan 12, 2021

Amazing course I’d learn a lot

By Ricky T

Oct 8, 2020

very helpful and fun learning

By Deleted A

Sep 21, 2020

The study really enlighten me

By Karthikeyan S

May 12, 2020

Kevin's teaching is awesome!!

By Ann K

Apr 12, 2021

Was very engaging and clear.

By MINHAZUL A

Oct 24, 2020

very impeccable this course.

By Sonam

Jul 19, 2020

Great course for beginners!

By Abhishek B

May 3, 2020

A good course for beginners

By Sajid S

Nov 8, 2017

learned about balance sheet

By Ashenafi N

Oct 29, 2017

Great course for beginners!

By Azim D

Jun 26, 2020

easy to understand course.

By Siebe K

May 18, 2017

Nice course, wel explained

By DANIEL A

Jul 17, 2020

great plat form of study.

By ACHARYA H K

Jun 23, 2020

Great Course for beginers

By 张开宇

Feb 10, 2017

excellent interpretation!

By Catherine F

Feb 28, 2021

Such a great instructor!

By Anushka K

Aug 17, 2020

Very nice course 🙂💯💯.

By Namazova D M

Jul 11, 2020

thank you for everything