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Approx. 37 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week...

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 37 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus15m
About the Discussion Forums5m
Updating Your Profile5m
Social Media5m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Financial Accounting Structure/Environment

7 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
7 videos
GAAP vs IFRS and Convergence3m
Accounting Standards and GAAP Assumptions4m
FASB Interview with Brian McKeown14m
Module 1 Wrap-Up57s
1 reading
Module 1 Readings and Resources1h
5 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 1-2 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 1-3 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 1-4 Knowledge Check5m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Review of Accounting Process

5 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
1 reading
Module 2 Readings and Resources1h
4 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 2-2 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 2-3 Knowledge Check5m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Balance Sheet & Financial Disclosures

7 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
7 videos
Risk and Ratio Analysis3m
Operating Segments and Other Disclosures2m
Module 3 Wrap-Up1m
Simplified “Personal” Balance Sheet Example3m
1 reading
Module 3 Readings and Resources1h
5 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 3-2 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 3-3 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 3-4 Knowledge Check5m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Income Statement and Accounting Changes

5 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
1 reading
Module 4 Readings and Resources1h
4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 4-2 Knowledge Check5m
Lesson 4-3 Knowledge Check5m
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Accounting Analysis I: The Role of Accounting as an Information System

By YZJan 21st 2018

I really like this course. It is approachable to people who have no accounting knowledge and is very structure.

By MRSep 28th 2018

Muy buen curso con información importante y ejemplos didácticos.

Instructor

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Gregory L. Davis, CPA, CMA, CFM, CCM

Lecturer of Accountancy
Department of Accountancy, College of Business

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About the Financial Reporting Specialization

The Financial Reporting Specialization focuses on the role of financial accounting principles and processes in creating and reporting an organization’s financial statements. Learners who complete this specialization will be able to (1) use financial accounting principles to create and/or process an organization’s financial statements and (2) analyze financial statements to assess an organization’s financial position....
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