About this Specialization
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 12 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English
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Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Controllers
  • Financial Analysts

Skills you will gain

AccountingAccounting AnalysisFinancial Statement
User
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Controllers
  • Financial Analysts

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 12 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Accounting Analysis I: The Role of Accounting as an Information System

4.8
123 ratings
17 reviews
Course2

Accounting Analysis I: Measurement and Disclosure of Assets

4.8
48 ratings
3 reviews
Course3

Accounting Analysis II: Measurement and Disclosure of Liabilities

4.7
27 ratings
1 reviews
Course4

Accounting Analysis II: Accounting for Liabilities and Equity

4.7
24 ratings
2 reviews

Instructors

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Gregory L. Davis, CPA, CMA, CFM, CCM

Lecturer of Accountancy
Department of Accountancy, College of Business
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John Hepp

Clinical Assistant Professor of Accountancy
Department of Accountancy
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Wei Li, PhD, CPA

Senior Lecturer
Department of Accountancy, Gies College of Business

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • While you may work at your own pace, the Specialization is comprised of 4 8-week courses and a 3-week capstone.

  • You should have some knowledge of business environments (either via other courses or work experience) and basic mathematics skills. It is also beneficial if you have some experience with common spreadsheet software applications.

  • The first two courses provide foundational knowledge for the other courses in the Specialization. Thus, it is recommended that the courses be completed in the listed order, the capstone will be available to those that have passed all 4 courses.

  • By completing this Specialization you will be able to (1) use financial accounting principles to create and/or process an organization’s financial statements and (2) analyze financial statements to assess an organization’s financial position.

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