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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

44%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 18 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

An Introduction to Key Global Markets

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 47 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
1.0 Welcome and Introduction (Getting organized)7m
1.1 The Equity Market (Where the company owners meet…)8m
1.2 The Debt market (Where the company lenders meet…)6m
1.3 The Foreign Exchange Market (No company is an island…)9m
1.4 The Commodity Market (Where real assets are traded…)6m
1.5 The Derivatives Market (Where business risks can be traded…)7m
7 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Your Teaching Team10m
Week 1 Outline10m
Start of Course Survey10m
Resources10m
Social Media10m
Study Tools and Tips10m
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade20m
Week 1 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Market Functions and the Key Players

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
2.1 Flow of Funds (Access to finance keeps companies afloat)18m
2.2 Price Discovery and Fair Value (A level playing field)25m
2.3 Competition for Funds (Optimally allocating scarce funds)4m
2.4 Portfolio Diversification (Sharing the risks)12m
2.5 Principal Players (What does it take for the market to succeed?)6m
Mid Course Check-in 2m
A View from Industry with BNY Mellon 4m
1 reading
Week 2 Outline10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 2 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Opportunities and Constraints in Global Markets

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
3.1 Liquidity Crises (When prices go stale)17m
3.2 Fairness, Integrity and Transparency (Trust)17m
3.3 Market Discipline (To keep companies honest)9m
3.4 Rating Agencies (A company quality assessment)16m
1 reading
Week 3 Outline10m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 3 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Week
4

Week 4

10 hours to complete

Identifying Links Between Global Markets

10 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 66 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
4.1 Market Linkages (All prices are connected)12m
4.2 Globalization (Finance knows no borders)10m
4.3 A Global Financial Crisis (Were the markets to blame?)14m
4.4 The Future of Financial Markets (For better or worse…)13m
4.5 A Summary (Now you know the markets)7m
4 readings
Week 4 Outline10m
Academic Integrity10m
Where to From Here? The Next Step.10m
End of Course Survey10m
3 practice exercises
Week 4 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 4 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Course Final Exam - This quiz contributes 40% towards your final grade1h 20m

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About the Essentials of Corporate Finance Specialization

You will gain a firm understanding of corporate finance, including accounting principles and financial analysis, how value is created by global markets, the choices firms face when making financial decisions and defining attitudes towards risk. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses....
Essentials of Corporate Finance

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