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About the Course

In this course, you will explore how to use accounting to allocate resources and incentivize manager and employee behaviors with these resources. You will also learn how financial and non-financial accounting information facilitates strategic performance measurement and how to integrate this information to continuously improve strategy. You will be able to: • Understand the role of managerial accounting information and use it to avoid common pitfalls in business decisions • Understand the iterative and interrelated nature of budgeting and apply the key components to preparing a master budget • Evaluate capital investments via a variety of measures • Calculate, interpret, and investigate variances • Understand decentralization and its advantages and disadvantages • Communicate the role of non-financial measures and strategic performance measurement systems • Compute and interpret financial performance measures and identify associate issues This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at

Top reviews


Oct 6, 2017

Enjoyed this course as part of the Online MBA from UIUC. The concepts are solidly explained with examples and plenty of practice exams that you can re-take unlimited times to test your understanding.


Dec 12, 2018

Great course and great professor. I learned exactly what I hoped to learn and more. The professor is very clear in explaining and provides easy to follow examples that drive home the concepts.

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By Andrey I

Oct 23, 2016

Very good course!

By Cristopher H

Aug 25, 2020

Excelente curso.

By Kenrick H

Oct 7, 2017

Gary is awesome!

By Shawn S

Oct 9, 2016

Great professor

By يونس ع ع ع

Nov 6, 2018

Very very cool

By Gamal M E

Nov 1, 2017

amazing course

By Sean R P I

Mar 5, 2021

Great course!

By Michael O

Mar 1, 2019

Great course!

By yusuf m

Oct 29, 2017

quite helping

By Pierre L

Oct 10, 2017

Good course.


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By Antwi S B

Apr 25, 2018

Just great.

By Karrar M

Sep 16, 2020

دورة جيدة

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By Rúben J M F

Oct 17, 2020

Durante o curso são abordados vários conceitos fundamentais para o processo de tomada de decisão. Um dos pontos interessantes deste curso é a forma simples como são abordados conceitos complexos. Adicionalmente considero também importante a aplicação de exemplos práticos para ilustrar os conceitos abordados. Recomendo este curso para todos os profissionais das áreas de controlo de gestão, análise financeira e gestão de performance.

By veer k

Jan 22, 2017

Overall a great course with relevant use of material. Suggestion for improvement-the balance scorecard. Knowing how that might be used in organizations would be helpful. Also, a few more case studies in the videos would be good. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to further their knowledge in decision making based accounting.

By Dustin C K

Nov 4, 2017

Professor Hecht was thorough and broke down all aspects of the course work. The knowledge gained from this course will assist across all fields.

By Junho P

Feb 8, 2017

It is great and helpful, but I think it is kind of needed to be updated such as unavailable links to materials and some errors on the textbook.

By S T

Sep 3, 2020

Excellent Content and they are very well organized.

I am pretty much pleased with the Course. Thank you Instructor Dr. Gary and Coursera Team.

By Flavio J S M

Jan 3, 2018

This Course was well taught and the Instructor has knowledge. More Examples from the various lessons are required.

By R. D P

Jul 2, 2020

Appreciate the effort is taken for formulating the course which is very interesting to learn