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Beginner Level

Some exposure to algebra and problem-solving and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

Approx. 18 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Enable you to use modern decision criteria

  • Evaluating different projects

  • Choosing the best alternatives you are confronted with based on financial thinking and analysis

Skills you will gain

Calculating the Internal Rate of Return of a ProjectCalculating Net Present Value of a Project
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Beginner Level

Some exposure to algebra and problem-solving and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

Approx. 18 hours to complete
English

Offered by

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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: Decision Criteria

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 79 min), 4 readings
6 videos
1.1 Decision Criteria: NPV20m
1.2 NPV: Intuition & Beauty18m
1.3 NPV: Properties & Formula9m
1.4 Decision Criteria: Payback15m
1.5 Decision Criteria: IRR13m
4 readings
Specialization Syllabus45m
Course 2-Syllabus30m
Note-Formulae30m
Pre-Course Survey 10m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Week 2: Decision Making - A Deeper Look

6 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
2.2 IRR: A Practical Issue11m
2.3 IRR: Bias I20m
2.4 IRR: Bias II13m
2.5 IRR: Properties8m
1 reading
Note-Spreadsheets30m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assignment 12h
Assignment 12h
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

week 3: Cash Flows

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading
5 videos
3.2 Cash Flows: A Template16m
3.3 Cash Flows: Capital Items14m
3.4 Cash Flows: Important Principles I 13m
3.5 Cash Flows: Important Principles II 15m
1 reading
Note-Sample Cash Flow Template1h
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

week 4: Applications of Cash Flows

7 hours to complete
4 readings
4 readings
Note-Sample Cash Flow Template1h 30m
Note-Spreadsheets1h
Post-Course Survey10m
Keep Learning with Michigan Online10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Assignment 22h
Assignment 22h

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