About this Specialization

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In an era of thriving businesses, both small and large, it is crucial to possess a wholistic understanding of the financial building blocks of a successful organization. Through this 3-course Specialization in Financial Analysis, you will gain a well-rounded knowledge of key financial concepts that will help you apply an analytic mindset to understanding and driving organizational decisions and success. The courses in this Specialization focus on financial topics and organizational principles. Topics covered include: Understanding the importance of gaining a financial perspective Identifying and applying fundamental principles of Accounting and Finance Identifying a firm’s financial statements and understanding how they reflect company position and performance Understanding the basics of financial statement analysis Using financial information to facilitate strategic and operational decision-making Planning and budgeting to effectively and efficiently allocate resources This specialization is designed to build on the foundational skills developed in the Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate; earn a dual credential when you complete a Google Career Certificate and this specialization.
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Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 3 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English

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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Financial Analysis - The "Why?"

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Course2

Course 2

Financial Analysis of Organizations

Course3

Course 3

Financial Analysis of Scenarios and Decisions

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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