Fundamentals of Accounting Capstone

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About this course: **You should complete all other courses in the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization before beginning this course.** The capstone project will be set in the context of a realistic small-business enterprise, and will require you to think deeply and apply the accounting concepts presented in the other courses in the Fundamentals of Accounting. While navigating the daily operations of the business, you will have an opportunity to consider the accounting implications of the economic events encountered, as well as how these economic events should be communicated to decision makers. If you enjoy this business course and are interested in an MBA, consider applying to the…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: **You should complete all other courses in the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization before beginning this course.** The capstone project will be set in the context of a realistic small-business enterprise, and will require you to think deeply and apply the accounting concepts presented in the other courses in the Fundamentals of Accounting. While navigating the daily operations of the business, you will have an opportunity to consider the accounting implications of the economic events encountered, as well as how these economic events should be communicated to decision makers. If you enjoy this business course and are interested in an MBA, consider applying to the iMBA, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price offered by the University of Illinois. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and onlinemba.illinois.edu.

Created by:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Taught by:  Sharon P. Cox, Ph.D., Lecturer

    Department of Accountancy
Basic Info Course 5 of 5 in the Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization Level Beginner Commitment 6 weeks of study. 4-6 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. Coursework

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WEEK 1


Fundamentals of Accounting Capstone Introduction
You will get an introduction to the Capstone project and your instructor.


1 video, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Capstone Introduction
  2. Reading: Capstone Overview
  3. Reading: About the Discussion Forums
  4. Reading: Social Media


Milestone 1: Business Description
Choose your business!


1 video, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Business Description Introduction
  2. Reading: Milestone 1 Overview
  3. Discussion Prompt: Business Description


WEEK 2


Milestone 2: Expenses and Selling Price
What are the costs associated with your business and how much will you charge for your product or service? In the case of a not-for-profit organization, how much money will the business need to collect from donations or other funding sources?


1 video, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Expenses and Selling Price Introduction
  2. Reading: Milestone 2 Overview

Graded: Expenses and Selling Price

WEEK 3


Milestone 3: Assets
What assets do you need to run your business and how will you pay for these assets?


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  1. Video: Assets Introduction
  2. Reading: Milestone 3 Overview

Graded: Assets

WEEK 4


Milestone 4: Budgeted Income Statement and Analyses
Evaluate your progress in developing your business.


1 video, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Budgeted Income Statement and Analyses Introduction
  2. Reading: Milestone 4 Overview

Graded: Budgeted Income Statement and Analyses

WEEK 5


Milestone 5: Internal Decision Making
How will you use the information that you have gathered and analyzed thus far to make decisions?


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  1. Video: Internal Decision Making Introduction
  2. Reading: Milestone 5 Overview

Graded: Internal Decision Making

WEEK 6


Milestone 6: Pro-forma Financial Statements and External Decision Making
What does the financial future of your business look like?


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  1. Video: Pro-forma Financial Statements and External Decision Making Introduction
  2. Reading: Milestone 6 Overview

Graded: Pro-forma Financial Statements and External Decision Making
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