Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization

by Coursera

Accounting Basics for Managers and Entrepreneurs. Apply principles that underlie financial statements and facilitate business decisions and goals.



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Approx 6 Hours

Course Details


Online Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization course by Coursera


About this Specialization

Accounting is the “language of business.” Being able to understand this language allows individuals both inside and outside of an organization to join the “conversation” about how the organization is performing and how it can improve future performance.

Financial accounting focuses on the reports that managers generate to provide interested external parties a summary of the firm’s financial position and operations. Managerial accounting focuses on the information and the analytical tools and techniques that help managers and employees make the right business decisions.

In this Specialization, you will learn the fundamentals of both of these purposes of accounting. More specifically, you will understand the financial statements that managers create, and be able to interpret and analyze these statements to assess the financial position of the organization.

You will also identify and understand the nature, purpose, and importance of different types of decision-useful accounting information, and use analytical tools and techniques to use this information to make business decisions.

Via the capstone, you will apply these fundamentals via the lens of a new business, creating a business plan, forecasts and budgets, and anticipated information needs for decisions made by you as owner and manager, your employees, and external parties such as future shareholders, creditors, and other constituents.

  • Online Branch

    Online, Online, Online
  • Teacher's Name
  • Kevin E. Jackson, Gary Hecht, Ph.D., Sharon P. Cox, Ph.D.
  • Teacher's Experience
  • Kevin E. Jackson - Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow - Department of Accountancy, College of Business - 68,640 Learners - 2 Courses Gary Hecht, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Accountancy - Department of Accountancy, College of Business - 92,361 Learners - 9 Courses Sharon P. Cox, Ph.D. - Lecturer - Department of Accountancy - 2,483 Learners - 1 Course
  • Gender
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  • Teacher's Nationality
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