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What you will learn

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    Explain the role of financial management in assessing the ongoing financial health and performance of organisations

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    Demonstrate an understanding of financial management tools and techniques for financial analysis and modeling

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    Use analytical techniques to make financial decisions related to financing operations and valuation of organisations and investment opportunities

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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Financial management decisions

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Week 1 outline57s
1.1 The investment decision4m
1.2 The funding decision5m
1.3 The working capital decision4m
1.4 The Payout Policy Decision and the Principal-Agent Problem5m
1.4 Business structures and tax (Spreadsheet resource available under 'Download' )9m
Habit corner4m
1 reading
Explore further resources1h
2 practice exercises
Recall 130m
Week 1 quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 58 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
2.1 Simple and compound interest20m
2.2 Future values and present values of multiple cash flows20m
2.3 Loan repayment schedules15m
2 readings
Explore further resources 230m
Practice bond pricing30m
2 practice exercises
Recall 21h
Week 21h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Valuation of financial securities

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
3.1 Capital budgeting - Net Present Value (NPV)11m
3.2 Capital budgeting - Payback period6m
3.3 Capital Asset Pricing Model16m
2 readings
Explore further resources 330m
Business valuation exercise1h
2 practice exercises
Recall 330m
Week 31h
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Estimating enterprise value

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
4.1 The Residual Income model4m
4.2 DCF models of equity value7m
4.3 Using multiples for valuation7m
4.4 Risk and value6m
Video 4.5 Estimating the IRR of a private equity funded business DEGREE5m
2 readings
Explore further resources1h
Forecasting and business valuation exercise1h
2 practice exercises
Recall 430m
Week 41h

Instructors

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Keith Woodward 

Department of Applied Finance
Macquarie Business School
Image of instructor, David Pitt

David Pitt 

Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics
Macquarie Business School

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About the Analysing: Numeric and digital literacies Specialization

Being financially and data-literate is a requirement of all effective leaders. This includes the ability to analyse data and harness its value, as well as to leverage these skills to become a future-focused business leader. In four themed courses, this specialisation will: teach you that financial literacy is a required capability for every business leader (Know Your Numbers 1); provide you with a foundational understanding of how to manage your organisation’s finances effectively (Know Your Numbers 2); equip you with tools to analyse data and generate market insights (Generate Insights); and explore what to measure to maximise customer value (Know Your Customers)....
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