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Отзывы учащихся о курсе Understanding Financial Statements: Company Performance от партнера Иллинойсский университет в Урбане-Шампейне

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This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of financial statements with an emphasis on the income statement. Building on the foundation formed in the first course, you will learn about the third of our three measurement questions and how the income statement helps to answer this final measurement question. Returning to the real business people introduced in the first course, this second course describes the basic content of income statement in a simple yet relevant context. The course ends by summarizing many of the lessons learned in both courses to leave you with a lasting impression about what financial statements are and how accounting can work for you. We all know that accounting is “the language of business”; let’s make learning this language engaging, and perhaps even fun! Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Describe the purpose of an income statement. • Define the basic components of an income statement. • Recognize and understand the meaning of several items typically presented on an income statement. • Explain the broader purpose of financial statements and the role of accounting in producing the financial statements. • Read and, to some extent, interpret real-world income statements. If you enjoy this business course and are interested in an MBA, consider applying to the iMBA, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price offered by the University of Illinois. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

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26 февр. 2017 г.

Great set of courses for a beginner in the accounting field. Informative and well taught. Thanks to Kevin Jackson for making potentially complicated subject matter simple and easy to relate to.


28 апр. 2020 г.

Subject and content was good and very easy to understand. Videos given was a brilliant ideas to explain more about the topic. I also love how Coursera give me the certificate of completion.

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26–50 из 178 отзывов о курсе Understanding Financial Statements: Company Performance

автор: CHONG K F

17 апр. 2020 г.

I’m a Banker from Malaysia. Good knowledge and can be guidance for my daily work. Tq.

автор: Lee J R

30 апр. 2020 г.

Everything is well presented with a story line for us to understand it.


2 июля 2020 г.

Learned about how to evaluate company statements

автор: MAGNATA, A (

1 окт. 2019 г.

It was a great learning experience. This course provided the necessary foundation for students to have a better understanding what will they encounter in a more advance lecture.

автор: Munshi A M

26 апр. 2020 г.

Very good course to learn about a company's performance by understanding it's financial statements. Recommended for the commerce or business related students.

автор: Jay G

26 февр. 2022 г.

I would rate 4.5 for this course. -0.5 is for below CONS about the course:

PROS: This was great follow up course after the first course "Understanding Financial Statements: Company Position". Course was concise and easy to understand for folks like me who want to understand accounting and financial statements but do not want to get to specialize in it. Weekly graded quizzes with 20 questions had a good mix of all the concepts discussed during the week. CONS: Discussion forums seem to be quiet and not engaging. I think unless the course staff plays a very active role, we will not see much learning from the discussion forums. I have heartburn with Peer Graded Assignments. This is a bad choice of evaluation on Coursera. My fellow students who are learning along with me might not be the right choice to review the assignments. Feedback can be none, or vague, or judgmental, or might even lack the knowledge to provide the feedback since we are all still learning. Having to wait for someone to grade our assignment and also wait very long to grade other students assignments is not a good use of time. We should not be wasting our time posting links to our assignment in the discussion forum. Discussion forms are getting spammed with links to assignments and the students requesting someone to pick their assignment for grading. Week 4 discussion forum and General Discussion forums are spammed and are a mess because of this activity. For the final peer graded assignment, instructions could have been better.

One additional video from professor which demonstrates analysis using the income statment would have been great for learning.


27 авг. 2020 г.

Regarding praise, know that I usually praise when I really like the result: and believe me, these classes were very good. I have been a student of MOOC Coursera for a long time. Whenever I can I evaluate the courses with immense sincerity. You can see the great explanation and the care you took with the explanations and reviews. And that can only mean one thing: you need to improve this course even more, with more content for studies and inclusion of articles and indication of technical books, this is the suggestion.

автор: Sonam k

29 окт. 2020 г.

Thanks for this great course , this course gave me very insightful information , from which i was not familiar before. it is very useful for me now and for my future prospect. so i am very glad and i would like to thanks Mr. Kevin E. Jackson sir or providing great insight information in very easiest way.

автор: Shivam K S

10 мая 2021 г.

I had gain insights and knowledge about the income statements and balance sheet of company. These two report are backbone of the company . It can tell us about the position of company where does it stand and what could be the other factors that can influence their income statement. Thank you

автор: Ajanta G

17 сент. 2020 г.

It was a fantastic course whuch taught me how to write a report on a company's performance based on analysis of it's financial statements and also taught me to to do peer review.

автор: Adwait A

7 сент. 2020 г.

A perfectly designed, crisp course, covers basics as well as some really technical terms, perfect for MBA freshers without commerce background. Kudos!

автор: sooraj k

5 авг. 2020 г.

The course was very useful for knowledge enhancement. The subject was taken in depth that too in a simple way.

автор: Abdiaziiz A F

19 дек. 2020 г.

This course will help me advance my career and the lecturer was absolutely amazing and skillful. Thank you!

автор: DRACULAN, K A (

30 окт. 2020 г.

The course was informative and very easy to understand. Thank you so much Professor Kevin Jackson!


28 апр. 2020 г.

This course relevant to me and earn more skill in evaluate and analysis company performance.

автор: TAN J C

20 апр. 2020 г.

Well structured course with convenience learning material to enhance financial career path.

автор: Sabina N

1 июня 2016 г.

It is explained in very simple language that it is impossible not to learn. Thank you!!!

автор: Gretchen F

26 янв. 2017 г.

Another great course. Excellent instructor...engaging, clear, and easy to understand!

автор: ANAS B M F

18 апр. 2020 г.

This course is really helpful for every level to apply it during real-time situation

автор: SAJIB S

21 окт. 2020 г.

This course is the most important of life.. I was all financial statement making...

автор: CHEA C T

28 апр. 2020 г.


автор: Katherine H

2 авг. 2016 г.

Enjoyed this course thoroughly. Very good instructor, good content, well-designed.

автор: MOHAMAD H B A

18 апр. 2020 г.

The course teach me on how to read and analyse financial statement of company

автор: Miriam S

14 июля 2017 г.

Love this course, I learned to read and analyze a Financial Statement, thanks

автор: Nguyễn H T

7 июня 2016 г.

A lazy reviewer gave me the score of 0 and left me this comment: "I am not able to give any score, I tried very hard to understand the matter but it was difficult for me. I have to score it just for me to check the other student's work. Please don't consider my scoring here." I studied hard and received this poor evauation. I screamed for help many times but no one replied to my request. The quality of the course is superb and my experience is completely ruined by a shitty score which does not reflect my work.