Sign up for non-credit options

The self-directed, non-credit iMSA Coursera open online courses, which consist of on demand videos, reading materials, and basic quiz questions are offered multiple times throughout the year. Each of these noncredit courses provides foundational material for the high-engagement, for-credit part of a course. Depending on the length of the course, there is either a $79 or a $158 fee to certify your successful completion of an 8-week non-credit Coursera course.  You can also complete an iMSA Coursera Specialization, a series of related non-credit, open enrollment Coursera courses.

If you decide to enroll in the corresponding iMSA credit-bearing courses later, completion of the Coursera open online courses will count toward earning academic credit.

Accounting Analysis I
Non-Credit Coursera Course Corresponding University of Illinois Credit-Bearing Course
Accounting Analysis I, The Role of Accounting as an Information System ACCY 501 – Accounting Analysis I, Part A
Accounting Analysis I, Measurement and Disclosure of Assets ACCY 501 – Accounting Analysis I, Part B

Accounting Analysis II

Non-Credit Coursera Course Corresponding University of Illinois Credit-Bearing Course
Accounting Analysis II: Measurement and Disclosure of Liabilities ACCY 502 – Accounting Analysis II, Part A
Accounting Analysis II: Accounting for Liabilities and Equity ACCY 502 – Accounting Analysis II, Part B

Auditing

Non-Credit Coursera Course Corresponding University of Illinois Credit-Bearing Course
Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing ACCY 504 – Auditing, Part A
Auditing II: The Practice of Auditing ACCY 504 – Auditing, Part B

Federal Taxation

Non-Credit Coursera Course Corresponding University of Illinois Credit-Bearing Course
Federal Taxation I, Individuals, Employees, and Sole Proprietors ACCY 505 – Federal Taxation, Part A
Federal Taxation II, Property Transactions Business Owners and Shareholders ACCY 505 – Federal Taxation, Part B

Non-Credit Coursera Course

Corresponding University of Illinois Credit-Bearing Course

Accounting for Business Combinations and Preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements ACCY 506 – Advanced Financial Reporting
Taxation of Business Entities I: Corporations ACCY 507 – Taxation of Business Entities, Part A
Taxation of Business Entities II: Pass-Through Entities ACCY 507 – Taxation of Business Entities, Part B
Introduction to Accounting Data Analytics and Visualization ACCY 569 – Data Driven Decisions in Accounting
Data Analytics Foundations for Accountancy I ACCY 570 – Data Analytics Foundations for Accountancy, Part A
Data Analytics Foundations for Accountancy II ACCY 570 – Data Analytics Foundations for Accountancy, Part B
Corporate & Commercial Law I: Contracts & Employment Law BADM 403 – Corporate & Commercial Law, Part A
Corporate & Commercial Law II: Business Forms, Financing & Governmental Regulations BADM 403 – Corporate & Commercial Law, Part B
Infonomics I: Business Information Economics and Data Monetization ACCY 593 – Infonomics, Part A
Infonomics II: Business Information Management and Measurement ACCY 593 – Infonomics, Part B
Professional Responsibility and Ethics for Accountants ACCY 516 – Professional Responsibility and Ethics for Accountants

iMSA Coursera Specializations

You can also just take the self-paced, non-credit Cousera open online course for free. This option is for those who don’t plan to take an iMSA course for credit or don’t need to earn a noncredit certificate of completion. If you just want some foundational knowledge, you’ll find that the on-demand classes are great resources and will likely have immediate applicability in your work.

Why enroll?

There are three reasons you might want to enroll in a noncredit course:

  1. If you intend to go onto the for-credit course or the full iMSA and want to get a head start.
  2. If you want to earn a Coursera certificate without earning University of Illinois credit.
  3. If you just want to take the foundational free content and not go further.