Jun 12, 2018
One of the most practical courses I have taken in Coursera. Highly recommended for professionals in Business, Strategy, and Finance & Accounting departments, as well as stock market investors.
Feb 05, 2016
The course makes accounting interesting and especially the examples are very illustrative. Virtual students bring some fun. The 4th week is however really integrated in the course structure.
автор: Dennis L W•
Sep 23, 2016
This is an excellent course, especially for someone with near zero knowledge of financial statements and their analysis. The concepts are clearly presented, with interesting details and supporting examples of their use. The inane comments by cartoon characters using poorly simulated accents is only mildly irritating.
автор: Vijay R•
Oct 22, 2019
Little difficult to follow, but then you cannot expect a non finance/economics guy to understand each term well. I had little knowledge about finance and related areas, but this course made me realize i haven't even breezed over the surface. If you understand this course well, trust me you will do great in this field.
автор: Hendrik S•
Oct 01, 2016
Interesting course. Motivating instructors. Tests were sometimes a bit too much about semantics and too little about applying knowledge in a practical way (which the course intro hinted on). But it was good value, manageable next to job and private life and fun to do. You won't regret it.
автор: Stephen S•
Aug 27, 2020
Dr. Bushee's material was a bit odd, but I got used to the quirkiness and enjoyed it. Dr. Itner's lectures were good, as well. The one thing that spoke to me was him talking about office politics. Little micro-lessons like this add significant value as it teaches "big picture" lessons.
автор: Kundyz B•
Aug 15, 2019
+ Topics discussed in this course are interesting for financial investigation.
- Quite difficult to follow the professor Bushee. I highly recommend to go through all excel spreadsheets before taking the test.
Nevertheless, I still would like to thank both professors for a great job
автор: Eleonora N•
Feb 05, 2016
Definitely good course for those working in either accounting or analytics. It gave me new ideas on how to apply analytical methods. Interesting examples on how to identify number management and how analytics can help to set up non-financial metrics that drive financial outcomes.
автор: Bryan H•
Apr 21, 2018
A good review of financial ratio, how to apply them and statistics to analyze financial statements in industry groups. The most notable contribution was linking non-financial metrics to financial performance. Something that is done frequently by successful organizations.
автор: LARE Y D•
May 05, 2016
Thanks to the Professor Brian Bushee for the good explanations. I learned a lot. I find the module 4 so difficult for me. The Prof Christopher Ittner is speaking like CNN journalist and not easy for a non native US or English speaker like me to follow.
автор: Bruno G•
Apr 30, 2017
week 1 and 2 were kind of boring, but maybe necessary; weeks 3 and 4 were more interesting from a business point of view (i'm not so much interested in accounting as in business decisions).
the virtual class of professor Bushee was quite funny :)
автор: Hantian G•
Feb 06, 2016
This course provides a deeper insight into financial and nonfinancial performance on a pragmatic basis. However the course itself is really brief and the exercises cannot thoroughly provide reliable measure of the understanding of the lectures.
автор: Amit B•
Feb 07, 2016
This was a good course, no doubt about it. But i felt, that the subject needed more depth that the course framework allowed. I would have liked if it had a part 2 for this course for people who wanted to go little more hands-on in this subject.
Mar 18, 2019
I am very grateful to the two professors for their wonderful lectures. They have a humorous explanation on such a profound course, and finally instilled the essence of business analysis in accounting. Thanks again to the two professors!
автор: robert k•
Jun 08, 2016
Rather robust material with strong focus on "deceptive" practice detection. A lot of ratio analyses, each with its own moniker which I found tedious. Informative and confirmed that I don't have the "accountant gene".
автор: Mrunalini J•
Mar 21, 2016
There was a gap between the prerequisites mentioned on the course details and those stated by Prof. Bushee during the lectures. As such, I found this course a bit harder due to tons of new terminologies in accounting.
автор: Rafael Q•
Apr 11, 2020
It is a very good course, bur i expected more from Business analytics and is more for auditors. I recommend that get more profound into financial metrics with more examples to adapt in companies. Thank you.
автор: Raghav S•
Apr 07, 2019
Very interestingly taught, with active effort put in by the tutors. Good style of teaching that keeps things interesting. 4 stars since the last week felt under-done and repetitive within itself.
автор: Kaspars S•
Jul 29, 2016
The contrast of provided material is quite huge. In first for weeks all the analytics are explained and decisions are shown, in the last week only principles and overall concepts are introduced.
автор: Md E J C•
Aug 14, 2017
The course introduces concepts of analytics and provides examples that require thinking critically. I have learnt some very new concepts and appreciate the application of it in real life.
автор: Shivam S•
May 22, 2019
The last weeks lecture was too much theoretical. No numbers used .Rest was Fantastic and a great leaning experience.The lectures on earning management was very nice and interesting
автор: Lloyd M•
Jul 03, 2020
Parts were good but I felt the emphasis on finding accounting fraud was too niche, I was looking for ways to improve my business. The final week actually saved the course for me.
автор: Hem S•
Apr 10, 2020
Linking non-financial metrics wasn't very informative. May be, a more practical approach could have been more effective.
Prof. Bushee made the concepts very clear and helpful.
автор: Patrick S•
Aug 17, 2017
It might be better to make this a 6-week course instead of 4, as I believe that the content of week 4 can be expanded (if not covered in other courses of the series, that is)
автор: Chow Y S•
Jun 01, 2020
Good basics of learning accounting. Made me appreciated accountants more in their job scope. Good for people wanting to learn more about the scope of accounting
автор: Sushil B D•
Mar 28, 2020
Week 1 and 2 were really insightful. Pls enhance course content on similar real life case studies and regression models around financial statements analytics.
автор: Gowtham T•
Mar 02, 2016
Brain Bushee's videos are really impressive. Some areas are too technical for a beginner to understand. The rest of the material provide good understanding...