Dec 15, 2017
I've enjoyed this course. Prof. Standen gives a very basic but clear overview of the most common financial topics, wished I had this course a couple of years ago it would have made my life way easier.
Feb 22, 2019
An excellent well-rounded course and perfect for anyone who would like to gain some insight into financial practices. I would highly recommend this course, "Finance for Non-Financial Professionals."
par Rachita C•
Aug 14, 2015
A very nicely addressed course for the non-financial professions to apprehend. Short and to-the-point. However, if the course provided a non-paid certificate, just for keeping purposes, it would have attracted a wider audience. But overall, worth putting efforts and time into !
par Pawan K M•
Feb 10, 2016
Good course for Non-finance people or people who interact too much with the financial chaps. With this course, One will not sit as a duck from the next time he / she sit in the business plan or other meetings, where price, cost, revenue, profit, performance, etc are disuccsed.
par Ahmad R•
Aug 20, 2015
Highlight: The concept of the course itself is great and the course is well structured that makes it easy to follow. It was very basic yet had a lot of new information that will help advance in more detailed programs.
Lowlights: Need more focus and details on the Cost module.
par Laura J•
Mar 02, 2016
I found the course really useful and informative and the teacher was very enigmatic and engaging. My only comment would be that perhaps the teacher goes through the slides slightly too quickly at times,as I found myself often pausing to read them. Excellent course though.
par Ariel B•
Jan 09, 2018
Complex financial terminology is sometimes glossed over and not thoroughly explained (for a purely non-finance professional this was hard to keep up). The information was useful and will be helpful in understanding future financial discussions in my role.
par Mohammed F A•
Feb 05, 2016
A quick and very rich course, it is highly recommended for both:
1- non-financial people who are interested in finance and accounting to understand basics and;
2- instructors "like me" who wanted to help their friends who want to help people from number 1
par Raoul G•
Sep 19, 2015
Very nice concise bird's eye view of the subject, which introduces important concepts, principles and practices. Highly useful for the non-financial professional who wants to get a basic understanding of what finance professionals are gabbling about!
par Michelle B•
Feb 23, 2017
Although I am NOT a financial person, I did enjoy gaining a deeper understanding of the financial aspects of the business that I will eventually have to utilize. The instructor made a subject that I usually loath a bit less intimidating. Thank you
par Bart V•
Nov 29, 2015
I very concise overview. The teacher is excellent. I would have liked more real life examples,e.g. looking at the numbers for real life companies and comparing them to others and seeing what we could learn from these numbers about these companies.
par Subash K R•
Apr 12, 2016
As I am from science background, each and every terminology were completely new for me. After completing this course, I not only become familiar with terminologies but also understand their proper applications. Thank you for offering this course.
par Sergio C•
Nov 17, 2015
Really digested and simplified for people unfamiliar with financial terms or without an strong background on economics.
Strongly recommended to grasp basic, as well as, complex terms and definitions explained in a very simple way
par Niraj K•
Aug 15, 2015
This course is good for basics for Non finance professionals. Topics should have bee covered more in detail and totality. For examples Accounting principles coverd only 6 or 7 principles, while there are more principles.
par Rishi A•
Jan 25, 2016
Simple and important concepts that everyone should know. Took this self paced course and understood all the videos. I wish the course could have more information on Finance which is useful for entrepreneurs.
par Mostafa Y I A•
Mar 30, 2019
A good introduction the basic financial language . Helps you understand what are those finance people are talking about.
More in depth studying is needed to go a little bit further with this.
par Justus H E•
Sep 22, 2017
Loved the course contents, the explanations and the pace. I would have liked to have a discussion forum and see the correct solutions to the test, and especially the peer assignment.
par Timothy H•
Aug 18, 2018
A reasonable brief overview of finance for non-finance professionals. I would have liked a little more detail, but his explanations were generally clear and his examples were good.
par Ruo P Z•
Aug 31, 2015
As a nonfinancial person, I liked that it is a good clear intro finance. However, I wished there was more reading content available on the site to go more into depth on the topics.
Sep 09, 2015
A good overview for someone unfamiliar with finance but given the brief and introductory nature of the course, you'd need to do further reading to understand many of the concepts.
par Sabrina P T•
Nov 20, 2016
Enjoyed this module right. I felt it was quite fast and just skimmed over certain topics but I definitely learnt more than I did and looking forward to learning in more details.
par Federico L•
Sep 21, 2015
Great course but, in 2 videos, the professor makes reference to exercises that should be for downloading and they are not. Please, either include them or re shoot the videos.
par Gao R•
Jan 17, 2016
Very helpful for non-financial professionals. The course is too short for me. I'd like to get further knowledge about the finance. Thanks very much for your impressive work.
par yatinder k•
Feb 16, 2016
The course was good but it would help if after specialization in particular subject,lets say finance,coursera could help connect students with employers around the world:)
par Onkar P•
Aug 25, 2015
the course is very beneficial for people from other backgrounds. Understood the basic concepts of finance. thanks a lot. Waiting for such more at your pace courses. :)
par Fikri A•
Oct 24, 2016
This course is amazingly interesting. All the course content are relevant and easy to catch up. Everyone should join this course to create basic knowledge of finance
par Denis M•
Dec 05, 2016
A very good course for people who does not have knowledge of finances. I highly recommend this course. It would be better if the course had more practice exercises.