Oct 31st 2016

Introduction to Financial Accounting (Coursera)

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Master the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis, and learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to read the three most common financial statements: the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.

Then you can apply these skills to a real-world business challenge as part of the Wharton Business Foundations Specialization.

Introduction to Financial Accounting is course 2 of 5 in the Business Foundations Specialization.

In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education. In four courses, you’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, accounting, operations, and finance. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by developing a go-to-market strategy to address a real business challenge.