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New Course of the Week – Introduction to Financial Accounting

Another course in the Wharton School’s online arsenal is the Introduction to Financial Accounting course starting this fall for free on the Coursera platform.

I really enjoyed the Marketing class they had, and I would expect this Financial Accounting class to be of equal quality. You don’t get too many chances to learn from prestigious business schools like this, so if this interests you, go sign up now.

From the introduction page:

This course will improve your fluency in financial accounting, the language of business. You will learn how to read, understand, and analyze most of the information provided by companies in their financial statements. These skills will help you make more informed decisions using financial information.

Sounds pretty similar to the Introduction to Finance class offered by the University of Michigan. I found that class to be challenging, in a good way. Lots of math, lots of homework, tests that take a long time to complete. But you also learn a lot.


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