About this Specialization

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This specialization provides an introduction to corporate finance and accounting, emphasizing their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, financial intermediation, and how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process. It begins with concepts and applications like time value of money, risk-return tradeoff, retirement savings, mortgage financing, auto leasing, asset valuation, and many others. The specialization uses Excel to make the experience more hands-on and help learners understand the concepts more directly. From valuing claims and making financing decisions, to elements of a basic financial model, the coursework provides a solid foundation to corporate finance. The specialization then moves to financial accounting, enabling learners to read financial statements and to understand the language and grammar of accounting. The coursework introduces bookkeeping fundamentals, accrual accounting, cash flow analysis, among much else! Finally, using the foundational knowledge of accounting, the specialization teaches learners how to understand and analyze key information that companies provide in their statements, including types of assets and liabilities and longer-term investments and debts, and finally the difference between tax reporting and financial reporting.
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
14%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
14%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Fundamentals of Finance

4.0
stars
25 ratings
11 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Introduction to Corporate Finance

4.6
stars
4,517 ratings
853 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Introduction to Financial Accounting

4.7
stars
6,489 ratings
1,532 reviews
Course4

Course 4

More Introduction to Financial Accounting

4.9
stars
413 ratings
100 reviews

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University of Pennsylvania

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