This Specialization covers the fundamentals of strategic financial management, including financial accounting, investments, and corporate finance. You will learn to evaluate major strategic corporate and investment decisions and to understand capital markets and institutions from a financial perspective, and you will develop an integrated framework for value-based financial management and individual financial decision-making.
The advanced topics on the financial accounting have been really an interesting journey. I have more confidence in what I do now. Looking forward to the other courses of this specialization.
Great hands on real world practice and application of all the important concepts learnt this specialization course.
This is a great course for people who want to start with their specialization in Finance.
Great beginning course. I am going to continue the specialization and hope to learn more.
Love it cant wait to complete more in these specializations
Excellent material to drive and support the discussions introduced in the live sessions. Some materials may need a review (particularly wording), but it does not compromise the overall content at all.
Though I have been through Intro Accounting some 3 or 4 times through different classes and seminars, I still found myself learning from this detailed and straight forward presentation of information.
update: Professor Oktay Urcan took extra care in making couple of videos to help me understand the course content better. I really appreciate your time and effort to help me in this regard. Thank you
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Time to completion can vary widely based on your schedule, most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 3-6 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Background and knowledge in statistical concepts is strongly recommended.
Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
· You will have a solid foundation in developing an integrated framework for strategic financial decision making.
· You will have a thorough understanding of financial statements and the financial information they provide and develop the ability to critically evaluate and analyze cash flows statement.
· You will learn about the management and evaluation of portfolios and firm valuation techniques.
· Finally, you will learn how to incorporate risk and uncertainty into investment decisions and understand how companies make financing and investment decisions.
iMBA courses in Coursera do not carry University of Illinois credit on their own. Each course has an enhanced for-credit component. You can earn academic credit if you combine an iMBA Coursera course with the enhanced for-credit component offered on the University of Illinois platform. Some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It is recommended that the courses in the Specialization be taken in the order outlined. Some courses do list other courses as prerequisites. In the Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to synthesize your learning in all six courses and apply your combined skills in a final project.