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.
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 Michael W•
This course focuses entirely on how to read a balance sheet. You will learn the three principal parts of a balance sheet (assets, liabilities, and equity), how they relate to each other, and how they describe the underlying position of the company. This is illustrated by the professor talking to a number of small businesses in the Urbana-Champaign area.
If you have no experience with accounting or finance, this is probably a great place to start. It's a gentle introduction. However, while the focus on local businesses is interesting, a relatively large amount of time is spent learning about these businesses and their owners without necessarily teaching much about accounting or balance sheets in general.
By Sanskar V•
The course was very good for understanding basics of financial statements, especially the balance sheet. But the course content/syllabus is too small compared with the time provided for course completion. A person could easily complete this course within a week or two max but the time provided was more than a month. The video lectures were great and very practical as the instructor visits several businesses to help us get a practical understanding of the line items on the balance sheet.
By Marco F•
I think it's a good way to introduce the world of "accounting" but I think videos need to be more specific and I would have appreciated if there was some practical exercise and not only quiz! But all the informations are exposed clearly.
By Sabrina P T•
Thank you for the work and creative idea of presenting the information. I now feel as though I have an idea or overall gist of financial statements, however, I would like to get into the ratios and analysing part of these statements.
By Baghwath G B•
This course explains things in a simple language so that everybody can understand. The faculty is so good . Example videos are also so good and he asks the apt questions , so that the views can understand the concept. Kudos
By Bhargav L S•
A great course and very well explained with the use of practical exposure, i would recommend it for every finance aspirant out there to learn and it is also very easily, clearly explained by the professor.
By John E S•
Quite good course, but could have been more comprehensive in my opinion. Compared to other Coursera courses I have taken, it did not require so much work.
By Regan R•
Easy to follow, great case studies, thoroughly enjoyable. I do wish my final assignment was graded by a professor in addition to my peers.
By Abdulhadi H M A•
The final score must not depend on the peer grade given but the final GPA must come from the responsible one to have fair final point.
By Janki P•
It would be better if the basics of financial statements were explained a bit more for someone attending the course as a beginner
By Sherry B•
The music was annoying didn't need it everytime there was a new lesson. Other than that it was a giid review for an accountant.
By Kevin S•
I found this course to be a good introduction to reading a balance sheet, with a lot of personal examples.
By Werner G•
Good basic course. But only the tip of the iceberg in understanding the real position of a company
By Saad Y•
It was very nice and new experience of learning such a great, practical and exposure based course.
By Amit T•
It was a great learning and got the base set for future understanding and using statements now.
By PRIYA K•
Good course which one can join to understand the basics of financial performance of companies.
By Mark S•
Well done with very easy-to-understand concepts. The presentation was very good.
It was very very nice.I go forward more steps.I am so glad to take this course.
By Ahmed B•
Excellent course. I have really enjoyed the course.
Thank you Prof.
I made the right choice when I chose to take on this course
By T. J I•
A sound introductory class to reading balance sheets.