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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Managerial Accounting: Tools for Facilitating and Guiding Business Decisions by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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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.


Aug 25, 2021

I have thorourouly enjoyed this course and gained a helpful insights which I believe would excelled my skills and would be advantageous in the days to come. Thank you for this exciting course.

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76 - 88 of 88 Reviews for Managerial Accounting: Tools for Facilitating and Guiding Business Decisions

By John Z Q Y

Apr 10, 2021

There were issues with the UI for some of the quizzes.

By Gowri p

Jul 7, 2021

I don't get certificate from this course

By Hamada S S

Feb 27, 2019

Great course and great information!

By Jaydeep P

Feb 25, 2019

Excellent course for Managers

By Rafik M S

Aug 29, 2016

Great Content !

By Mary M

Jul 11, 2021

very educative

By Lissy A B T

Oct 1, 2020

Good course

By Scott L

Dec 28, 2020

Did not find it relevant to my business, and had trouble identifying where exactly to find the content regarding what was being asked in the exam quizzes. For Week 3, I would have liked to see more working examples of activity, material cost, and sales mix variances. I'm not sure if it was just me, or whether other terms for Spending, Efficiency and Activity variances were being used interchangeably. Overall, in my personal situation of running health clubs, it was fairly unhelpful, although I found it good to hear and become familiar with some common accounting processes, to help with future study. The discussion on subjective evaluation and employee controllability was interesting.

By David H

Oct 12, 2017

Extremely basic if you are doing the high engagement for credit portion of the course. Cases are much more difficult and exam is even harder.

By Luis B S

Jul 12, 2020

The course content is good but the teacher is boring and sometimes gets confused through the explanation of the exercises


May 16, 2021

Module 4 is really poor compared with the rest of the course.

By Romain V

Oct 7, 2016


By Jyoti L

Sep 19, 2020

I didn't get my certificate