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Understanding Financial Statements: Company Position, 伊利诺伊大学香槟分校

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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


创建者 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!

创建者 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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创建者 Paloma Sapucaia de Jesus

May 18, 2019


创建者 Cindy Sabharwal

Mar 25, 2019

Educational course for multi purpose functioning

创建者 Nagraj Neelkant

Mar 14, 2019

Nice - Simple with demos!!

创建者 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.

创建者 Mark Stenholm

Mar 04, 2019

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

创建者 Julio César Rodríguez Rodríguez

Feb 05, 2019

Excellent, very usefull in my days.

创建者 Ahmed hussein elsayed

Nov 21, 2018

So Great Course

创建者 K S Aroonachalum

Nov 08, 2018


创建者 Stella Aybazova

Oct 25, 2018

Good course/

创建者 李泽南

Jul 28, 2018

very helpful