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Dec 5th 2016

Finance: Building a Robust Business (Coursera)

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When it comes to numbers, there is always more than meets the eye. In operational finance, you will learn how to read the “story” that the balance sheet and income statement tells about the company’s operations. The insights you gain from this “financial story” will then become a tool for short-term decision-making at the top management level relating to current assets, current liabilities and the management of working capital.

Finally, by the end of the course you will understand the financial consequences of managerial decisions on operations, marketing, etc.


Finance: Building a Robust Business is course 2 of 5 in the Foundations of Management Specialization.

Good management is equal parts knowing and doing. No matter what industry you work in or where you are in your career, a basic understanding of decision-making, influence, and other management fundamentals will help you achieve your professional goals. This Specialization will give you a comprehensive introduction to the practice of management through the lens of four key disciplines: accounting, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior. In each course, you'll analyze real business cases from these four perspectives. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to develop a holistic solution to a real-world business dilemma.