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Financial Accounting: Advanced Topics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera


In this course, you will explore advanced topics in financial accounting. You will start your journey with accounting for assets with more than one-year life. You will learn in detail how firms account for fixed assets. You will then move to financing of assets and discuss accounting for liabilities. The course will continue with an in-depth exploration of shareholders’ equity. Finally, you will critically evaluate preparation, components, and analysis of cash flows statement.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Account for fixed assets
• Understand accounting for liabilities
• Evaluate shareholders’ equity section of a balance sheet
• Understand preparation and information provided by cash flows statement

This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

Taught by

Oktay Urcan


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    Benjamin Nowak

    Benjamin Nowak completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    The time value of money was a topic considered too advanced for this "advanced" accounting course. Like the first class in this series - most of the content is only in the optional readings. I get the feeling that many of the iMBA classes withhold content for the much more expensive high engagement option.
  • Kyomugisha Leticia

    Kyomugisha Leticia is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    To be honest,i find this online studying very exciting and advanced as well. Nevertheless, I have greatly enjoyed the classes and the skillfulness of the instructors concerning various concepts in relation to accountingprinciples ,guidelines,financial reports basically the accounting and finance course in general and I believe that my skills as far as business is concerned have really bwidened as I prepare to apply them in my future business career and as well help countries fast growing and developing economies for this will bring the business world to a greater heights and also hope that those who will enrol into these course will enjoy the benefits I personally have.thank you.

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