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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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Apr 24, 2017

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By Shahien S

Nov 28, 2020

It was grest

By MUHAMMAD A B S

Apr 20, 2020

Good course.

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Apr 17, 2020

Well taught!

By Stella A

Oct 25, 2018

Good course/

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May 13, 2018

Great Course

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May 17, 2016

It was great

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Aug 9, 2020

Good course

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Oct 30, 2020

thank you!

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Jun 28, 2018

excellent!

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Apr 25, 2018

Excellent!

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Mar 31, 2021

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May 18, 2019

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Nov 15, 2017

Excelent.

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Jan 10, 2021

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Mar 30, 2021

5stars

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Mar 1, 2021

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Nov 20, 2016

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