May 19, 2020
Really insightful instruction on the basics of accounting and finance! I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to begin learning about financial analysis. No prior experience is needed.
Jul 18, 2016
WOW!!! By far the BEST Course in Coursera catalog! Incredible the tools that are taught. Thanks so much. Absolutely recommended for every person regardless of professional background.
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Dec 01, 2019
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创建者 Sabarish V•
Nov 24, 2018
The presentation was quite disappointing. I jumped into this specialization right after going through Sal's (from Khan Academy) lectures on Finance, and can't help but compare his videos with the ones here - I highly recommend Sal's course if you're not fussed about certification. Reading off slides is annoying in general, but the videos here make it worse by having the presenter right next to the words he's saying. On top of that, the presenter's tone is a bit fragmented, and there are also these little animations showing some random charts that is quite distracting.
Other than the presentation, the content is reasonably engaging. The quizzes are spot on. The additional learning resources are a good addition to the content. I thought the teaching team missed a trick by not comparing the numbers from the case study (Kellogs' financial statements) to other popular firms out there just to show what they look like. All things considered, it's a fairly good introductory course.
Also, the peer reviewed assignments could be pain in the bottom. Very few people seem to be around to review them (need 3 people to separately review each person's assignment at the end of the course).
创建者 Bill S•
Jan 31, 2016
The course delivers on it's promise - you will complete this with a pretty good overview of financial analysis and solid, basic, understanding of how to read a balance statement and P/L.
However, I felt pacing was a bit uneven and the weekly quizzes didn't always capture the most important elements of the week's lectures. This led to missed learning opportunities and unnecessary stress on the final exam.
The instructor speaks excellent but non-native and non-American English. As a native speaker of American English I found myself having to do just a tiny bit of extra work to understand some things and being slightly frustrated at ambiguous wording during tests and quizzes.
All in all a very good class that with a little tweaking could be great.
创建者 Xavier D•
Jan 14, 2016
It is a good ***INTRODUCTION*** to Financial Analysis, videos are clear and well edited and slides can be downloaded and are ok. Quizz difficulty is low, which is good for an introductory course; the final exam requires to calculate ratios and infer conclusions for a real company, which is a great practical exercise.
However, students looking for a more in-depth course may check elsewhere for a detailed course on i) Financial Accounting & ii) Financial Analysis.
创建者 Ankur S•
Mar 25, 2017
I had a little background of the concepts and content - and was therefore able to solve the numerical questions. However, for the uninitiated, the lectures contained more theory - while quizzes and assignments more numericals. Would recommend to include some examples of numericals in the videos so students have some idea of the concepts before trying real problems. Without this, some may find themselves lost. Otherwise, a good course. Thanks..
创建者 Théodore L•
Jan 15, 2016
Great course, especially useful to learn the specific vocabulary and get insights into Financial Analysis. I found some topics could have been explained more thoroughly, for example regarding the evaluation of discount rates or number of time period (we have the criteria, but no example of a method). Previous accounting knowledge is a requirement in my view.
创建者 Dedy S•
May 27, 2020
The Course is great, I get deeper knowledge about finantial ratios and how to interpret the implementation of each ratios to the business of a company. I think would be more exciting if the instructor use more attractive and more detail slide presentation and also should use more easily-understanding English.
创建者 Ajay P•
Dec 28, 2015
A brilliant beginners' course for an introduction to accounting and financial analysis. Prof. Paul Kaufman is an added asset to this course with his simplistic definitions and examples. It definitely has a lot to teach and much to take forward in a corporate career.
创建者 sutan a m•
Jun 20, 2019
A great course, but I think you should pre-study the materials to confirm the material here. It's just the gist and from my assessment quite incomplete, or suitable if you're quite learned previously. Again, this is the essentials of corporate finance!
创建者 Klaus B•
Jan 22, 2016
A good introduction to some of the basics. The presentation was generally okay; the course materials could have been organised a little better. Requires no previous accounting knowledge (though that helps) and only very basic math.
创建者 Ban L•
Aug 22, 2017
It is a very interesting course for anyone who wants to learn the foundations of accounting principles and financial analysis. The course is well structured and well taught by the Prof Paul Kofman.
创建者 Nagy R•
Oct 24, 2016
Great course! It was insightful yet everything was polished and on point. The knowledge and the "tools" are really useful, for someone who is a beginner and interested in Financial Analysis!
创建者 Yongxuan L•
Feb 07, 2016
For those who have already had majored in accounting, it may seem too easy. It may be considered as a course for review some basic accounting concepts.
创建者 Shakir I•
Mar 04, 2016
excellent course especially for me as being an accountant i am learning and understanding how the numbers are used to analyze and compare
创建者 Jason M C•
Dec 15, 2015
Solid class, good overview and a useful final project. Very informative for learning financial analysis.
创建者 Francesca S V•
Mar 01, 2016
I quite enjoyed this course. It gave a good background on the necessary basics for financial analysis.
创建者 Почкайлов М В•
Aug 02, 2016
A nice introduction to accounting, giving understanding of basics. Thanks a lot to mister Koffman!
创建者 Antoine C•
Jan 21, 2016
Great quality, learning, applications. Enathe language and tools expected after course completion.
创建者 sanket P•
Jan 16, 2017
The course was easy to understand. The example given were accurate to explain the concepts.
Sep 12, 2016
Really good course, great professor, good examples, good information and very useful
创建者 Breno S J•
Mar 01, 2016
Basic introduction course.
But it is interesting and well developed.
创建者 Ernesto P C•
Aug 01, 2019
Need more examples in order to understand how to calculate ratios.