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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

JC

May 22, 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.

SN

Oct 25, 2017

I really enjoyed the professor's clear explanations. This has helped me understand the balance sheet, which will help me understand my current and future companies more clearly. Thanks!

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By Janelle D

Sep 25, 2017

Great way to summarize the concept

By SRINIVAS R

May 14, 2016

Simple and effective course!!!!

By Karthikeyan S

May 12, 2020

Kevin's teaching is awesome!!

By Abhishek B

May 03, 2020

A good course for beginners

By Sajid S

Nov 08, 2017

learned about balance sheet

By Ashenafi N

Oct 30, 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 ACHARYA H K

Jun 23, 2020

Great Course for beginers

By 张开宇

Feb 11, 2017

excellent interpretation!

By Daniel A

Jul 01, 2020

Wonderful course to take

By Mr. S G

Jun 11, 2020

Very creatively made.

By Isaac G

Apr 28, 2020

The course is helpful

By Abhishek P

Dec 13, 2016

Really well taught!

By nader m s

Aug 16, 2019

very good course

By Idrissa T

Nov 09, 2017

very good course

By Ahmed h e

Nov 21, 2018

So Great Course

By VASUNDRA V

Jun 11, 2020

Was very good

By AJITH K B

May 13, 2020

Understanding

By Aafaq A

May 30, 2017

Good Learning

By Ayorinde Q T

Apr 24, 2017

Satisfactory!

By MUHAMMAD A B S

Apr 20, 2020

Good course.

By Bikramjit S

Apr 17, 2020

Well taught!

By Stella A

Oct 25, 2018

Good course/

By Joseph E M

May 13, 2018

Great Course