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Understanding Financial Statements: Company Position, Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign

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This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial statements with an emphasis on the balance sheet. However, to understand accounting driven financial statements, it is important to recognize that accounting is less about counting and more about measuring. “What is it that is being measured?” Well, as the course unfolds, you will learn about the three measurement questions and how the balance sheet helps to answer the first two of these questions. By touring a real company and interviewing real business people, the course describes the basic content of financial statements in a simple yet relevant context. The goal of the course is to leave a lasting impression about what balance sheet consists of and what it reveals. The next course in the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization completes the conversation by addressing the remaining measurement question. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Describe the purpose of a balance sheet. • Define the three components of a balance sheet. • Recognize and understand the meaning of several items typically presented on a balance sheet. • Explain the broader purpose of financial statements and the role of accounting in producing the financial statements. • Read and, to some extent, interpret real-world balance sheets. If you enjoy this business course and are interested in an MBA, consider applying to the iMBA, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price offered by the University of Illinois. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

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por SN

Oct 25, 2017

I really enjoyed the professor's clear explanations. This has helped me understand the balance sheet, which will help me understand my current and future companies more clearly. Thanks!

por BM

Aug 27, 2016

This course is a great introduction to understanding Balance Sheets and has been a big help to me in my job. I highly recommend this course and I really liked the Professor.

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por Cindy Sabharwal

Mar 25, 2019

Educational course for multi purpose functioning

por Nagraj Neelkant

Mar 14, 2019

Nice - Simple with demos!!

por Sonia Maalaoui

Mar 12, 2019

Very well presented class. Made easy to understand and the lecturer spoke and presented concepts at the perfect pace for me.

por Mark Stenholm

Mar 04, 2019

Well done with very easy-to-understand concepts. The presentation was very good.

por Julio César Rodríguez Rodríguez

Feb 05, 2019

Excellent, very usefull in my days.

por Ahmed hussein elsayed

Nov 21, 2018

So Great Course

por K S Aroonachalum

Nov 08, 2018


por Stella Aybazova

Oct 25, 2018

Good course/

por 李泽南

Jul 28, 2018

very helpful

por Haopeng Zhou

Jun 28, 2018