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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Basics of Financial Statements

This module provides a brief introduction to financial statements and various common filings. These are the most important sources for obtaining information regarding a company's performance. Most strategies are indeed based on financial statements. After completing this module you will be able to get the important details from the balance sheets....
Reading
14 videos (Total 74 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video14 videos
Business Organizations4m
Role of Financial Manager4m
Introduction to Accounting5m
The Balance Sheet3m
Assets6m
Liabilities4m
Shareholders' Equity4m
Income Statement4m
Expenses 16m
Expenses 26m
Statement of Cash Flows4m
Cash Flows from Operations9m
Cash Flows from Investments and Financing6m
Reading2 readings
Prerequisites10m
10 Things to Know About Every Cash Flow Statement10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Assessment20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Financial Statement Analysis

The purpose of this module is to equip you with the skills required to identify accounting information required for building trading strategies. After completing this module you will be able to calculate the key financial ratios....
Reading
5 videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Profitability ratios6m
Activity Ratios8m
Solvency and Liquidity Ratios6m
DuPont Identity4m
Reading1 reading
What are the limitations of ratio analysis?10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz (non graded)2m
Assessment20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Time Value of Money

In this series of videos,we will cover the basics of time value of money. This includes the idea of discounting and compounding of cash flows and why they needs to be done. We will see how to calculate the present and future values of various types of streams of cash flows like annuities and perpetuities. Finally, we will discuss the relationship between risk and discount rate and what type of risk drives the discount rate. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 38 min), 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Ordinary Annuities6m
Effective Annual Rate (EAR)6m
Annuity Due3m
Perpetuities3m
Discount Rate6m
Diversification5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Assessment20m
Practice Quiz (non graded)4m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Capital Budgeting

In this series of videos, we will cover the various aspects related to deciding whether to accept or reject investment in a project. This starts off by discussing the common decision tools, namely, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and payback period (PBP) and how to calculate and interpret them. We will then move on to what free cash flows are and how to estimate them. Finally, we will focus on the flexibilities in projects, how to value them and how they affect the decision to accept or reject projects....
Reading
11 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Internal Rate of Return and Payback Period5m
Decide Between Two Projects6m
Drawbacks of Payback Period4m
Drawbacks of IRR and NPV6m
Free Cash Flows7m
Other Relevant Cash Flows4m
A Capital Budgeting Example7m
Sensitivity Analysis4m
Uncertainties in Projects4m
Resolving Uncertainties7m
Reading1 reading
Capital Budgeting example spreadsheet10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Assessment20m
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Top Reviews

By ACSep 29th 2017

It was really very informative with apt examples and I really enjoyed working with different formulae in the assignment section.

By DJAug 9th 2017

Very helpful course for IT professional to understand Accounting and Finance aspects in decision making. Thanks!

Instructor

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Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Assistant Professor
Indian School of Business

About Indian School of Business

The Indian School of Business has successfully put India on the global map of management education by nurturing young leaders with an understanding of developing economies and the society at large. Through innovations in curricula and pedagogy to reflect the shifting business landscape, the ISB is committed to providing the best venue for management education to meet the growing need to develop young leaders who can manage global challenges....

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