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Beginner Level

Some algebra and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

Approx. 10 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Pricing and trading of bonds

  • Pricing and trading of stocks

  • How companies are financed and why

Skills you will gain

Pricing StocksTrading in Financial MarketsPricing Bonds

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Beginner Level

Some algebra and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

Approx. 10 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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University of Michigan

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

week 1: Bond Valuation

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 61 min), 4 readings
5 videos
1.1 Financing: Bonds and Stocks13m
1.2 Zero-Coupon Government Bonds20m
1.3 Government Coupon Bonds15m
1.4 Bond Pricing: Calculations10m
4 readings
Specialization - Syllabus45m
Course 3-Syllabus30m
Note-Formula3m
Note-Spreadsheets30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Bond Prices & Market Data

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 11 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
1 video
1 reading
Note-Spreadsheets30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assignment 11h
Assignment 11h
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

week 3: Stock Valuation

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading
4 videos
3.2 Stock Pricing/Valuation21m
3.3 Dividend & Growth Stocks22m
3.4 The Engine of Growth17m
1 reading
Note-Formulae30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: Stock Prices & Market Data

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 8 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
1 reading
Note-Formulae30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assignment 21h
Assignment 21h

About the Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making Specialization

Understand and apply the foundational principles of finance to most business problems and strategies. This integrated set of courses focuses on both the theory and practice of financial decision-making through an applied lens. Ideal for learners seeking to advance their career and/or pursue a business degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a great understanding of foundational concepts in finance will help you to understand the principles of personal finance and investing. After successful completion of the four-course program, you will be equipped to make thoughtful decisions based on a framework built using multiple advances in modern financial theory....
Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making

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