Feb 04, 2016
I took Brian Bushee's course and found him to be one of the BEST INSTRUCTORS I'VE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. If you've had trouble with accounting courses in the past, HE IS THE INSTRUCTOR FOR YOU!!!
Sep 20, 2019
The course is very easy to understand, and most importantly it is fun to learn accounting! I find this course covers basic yet comprehensive contents compared to other basic accounting online courses.
von Marco C•
Feb 12, 2016
Accounting is sometimes counterintuitive and this course does not alleviate that. Expect to spend twice the recommended weekly time on the course, especially if you have no background in accounting. Expect to have to retake the quizzes multiple times to get a pass. (The scoring approach for quizzes means that getting 2 of 3 selections correct in a 5 selection question will still result in a zero score for that question.)
The lecturer tries to add humor with cartoon characters, puns and songs. This takes up valuable time that would be better spent explaining the reasons behind some of the counterintuitive aspects (e.g. a debit will increase a cash account); or offering some approaches to assist in memorizing the key equations and relationships.
The course can be completed successfully (if somewhat painfully).
Suggest you print out the quizzes before you watch the videos (Note: the questions will change each time you submit an attempt, so be ready for new questions!). The printout will let you try to identify the answers as you go. Also, make notes of equations and do your best to relate them to the entries in the spreadsheets to try and identify the impact of low level alterations on high level entries.
von Brent C•
Feb 08, 2017
Ironically it seemed not very linear for an accounting course. Those cartoons have to go.
von Toria K•
Oct 19, 2016
I HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE AND STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY CERTIFICATE
von Nadia K•
Jun 17, 2016
Really don't think I learned about accounting after this course. The "virtual students" were distracting, as were the attempts at humour. I came in not knowing much about accounting and don't feel like I left knowing much more.
von Gabriela L•
Apr 15, 2017
this was a great course. Very dynamic teacher with real examples
von Luis C V•
Dec 10, 2018
Great sessions! Thank you to make this complicated subject amazing
von Marc L•
Dec 11, 2018
von Ying Z (•
Nov 26, 2018
I like the teaching style and the vital students.
von Shrinivas G U•
Nov 24, 2018
Thanks Prof. Brian Bushee. I have developed a good sense of understanding financial statements - It would be great if there a study group where we can pick other companies and further delve into the financial statements
von Fadhel H•
Dec 15, 2018
Amazing, and Entertaining. Makes me want to repeat it!
von Rahul D•
Nov 29, 2018
von Emmett M•
Dec 01, 2018
really good materials, engaging videos.
von Andrii B•
Nov 30, 2018
von Luis M R L•
Dec 03, 2018
von Marissa F•
Jan 09, 2019
Brilliant instructor, well-paced and well-structured. Notes and examples facilitate learning and the interactive exercises throughout the videos test understanding and keep the course engaging. Highly recommend this course for anyone looking for a foundation or primer on accounting.
von XUE Y•
Dec 27, 2018
very nice, funny and knowledgeable professor!!
von Henry T•
Dec 27, 2018
good topic, match with beginner level to understand the Finance and Accounting.
von Aditya K•
Dec 28, 2018
Quite difficult but once you get the hang of it It becomes worth it
von Gabriel A S•
Dec 29, 2018
THIS COURSE GIVES ME A GOOD INSIGHT INTO READING AND UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BETTER; PUTTING ONE IN A POSITION TO ACTUAL DEDUCE AND SEE WHAT POSSIBLE CHANGES CAN BE EFFECTED TO INCREASE A FIRMS PROFIT BY LOOKING AT PRODUCTIVITY NET INCOME OR THROUGH FINANCIAL LEVERAGE.
NEVER EXPECTED TO LEARN THIS MUCH IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD ESPECIALLY FOR SOMEONE THAT THINKS THAT ACCOUNTING IS HARD.
THANK YOU PROFESSOR BRIAN, YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER...
von Francis D•
Jan 14, 2019
Learned a lot from Prof. Brian Bushee class. Is my second class on Financial Accounting from a different school. With his explanation and examples the numbers make sense now. Thanks for the class
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Jan 14, 2019
von Jui-wen L•
Jan 02, 2019
This professor's funny interactive approach made me laugh and kept me engaged. He himself was hilarious as well.... Make sure to check out his "Hokey Pokey".
von Siti A F•
Jan 02, 2019
As someone who graduated with bachelor of economics eight years ago and wants to refresh my knowledge (I had intro to acc 1 and 2 at the uni) I thought this course would still be challenging. But with the help of Professor Bushee (great teaching method from the Professor), everything seemed easier than I'd thought. I completed the course in 7 days! Now I have more confidence to return to job market (after 2 yrs of hiatus due to pregnancy and maternity leave). Thanks Professor, UPenn, and Coursera!
von Hemant A•
Jan 04, 2019
von Muhammad N b M B•
Feb 17, 2019
This course is easy to understand for those who do not have accounting background like me. It really helps me to understand the basic components in financial accounting and how financial statements are prepared and analysed. The materials can be downloaded and I can always read them offline.