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Each course in F4E offers key insights and knowledge you will be able to apply in real-life situations. You’ll test drive those insights through activities and assessments that will influence your key money Decisions, your participation in financial Markets, your experience in preserving or creating Value, and in managing Debt. These activities are designed to immerse you in financial thinking by giving you a safe environment for buying and selling and for making, creating, simulating, writing, and teaching. Each activity is a milestone in your learning process and each milestone has a product that will be part of your learning portfolio. The Capstone Project is the culmination of your F4E experience. It will engage you in a series of scaffolded and reflective exercises focused on a single aspect of the specialization selected by you to match your learning goals, and will help you create a piece of work that reflects your new knowledge and showcases your new skills for your employer, colleagues, friends and family....
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100% online courses

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Flexible deadlines

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Suggested: 3 hours/week

Approx. 12 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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2 hours to complete

STAGE I: Week 1

Welcome to the Finance for Everyone Capstone Project! In this first Stage - which encompasses Weeks 1 & 2 of the course - you will familiarize yourself with this 8-week course plan, reflect on your experience throughout the first four F4E courses, and begin considering an issue of importance to you that you'd like to address during Stages II and III of your Capstone Project! In Week 1 specifically, you will create an online portfolio to document your work throughout this experience (if you haven't already!) and begin working on your Reflection, the first deliverable of the course, due next week....
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2 videos (Total 28 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Overview of the Capstone Process8m
Reading6 readings
F4E Specialization Snapshot10m
Course Outline10m
Course Connections: Where are Our Learners From?10m
This Week10m
Keeping a Learning Portfolio10m
Your Learning Journey So Far10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Capstone Intro Survey4m

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12 minutes to complete

STAGE I: Week 2

This week, you will write and submit your first deliverable - a reflection on your F4E experience thus far. As part of this deliverable, you will be prompted to determine financial issues that matter to you; we recommend that beyond the scope of this submitted reflection, you spend some time this week continuing to think over what problems you may wish to investigate and address during the next two stages of this Capstone. We also suggest you look over the requirements for the Problem Statement assessment, which is due next week....
Reading
1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
This Week10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Reflection on your Finance for Everyone Experience2m

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2 hours to complete

STAGE II: Week 3

Welcome to Stage II of the Capstone Project, which encompasses Weeks 3, 4, and 5 of the course! In this Stage, you will refine and articulate the financial problem or issue you wish to focus on for the remainder of your Capstone experience, and develop and submit an Action Plan that will propose a way to alleviate that very financial issue. In Week 3 specifically, you will write up and submit your Problem Statement deliverable, the first major step in the Action Plan development process....
Reading
1 video (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
This Week10m

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15 minutes to complete

STAGE II: Week 4

In Week 4, you will engage in the first of three Peer Review processes in this course, reviewing and providing feedback on the Problem Statements of your peers. You will also begin to build upon your own Problem Statement by working on your Action Plan and thinking about which stakeholder or financial expert you may like to consult for feedback later in Stage III....
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1 reading
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This Week10m

Instructor

Arshad Ahmad

Professor
DeGroote School of Business

About McMaster University

Founded in 1887, McMaster University is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence by inspiring critical thinking, personal growth, and a passion for learning. Ranked amongst the Top 100 universities in the world, McMaster pioneered a learner-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning that is now known worldwide as the “McMaster Model”. ...

About the Finance for Everyone Specialization

Watch this intro video to learn more about the Specialization curriculum and Capstone Project! The Finance for Everyone Specialization will help you learn the language of finance and understand how the flow of money relates to the most important key social issues influencing our lives and communities. You’ll examine the connections between global and local finance; the flow of assets through businesses, governments, and other institutions; and the commodity, bond, and equity market dynamics that create and destroy financial value. When you complete the Specialization, you’ll be able to better understand both global financial news and your own personal financial decisions....
Finance for Everyone

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    1.Use financial tools and information to understand financial concepts and the social impact of finance.

    2.Build confidence in your ability to engage with financial issues.

    3.Relate important financial concepts and issues to experiences in your daily life and the real world.

    4.Apply basic financial concepts to problem-solve individually and collaboratively.

    5.Engage in research in order to increase your knowledge of a particular financial issue of importance to you.

    6.Perform financial calculations with accuracy.

    7.Converse with others about financial concepts with confidence.

    8.Create a piece of work that demonstrates your growing understanding of the broader context of finance.

  • This course is structured to be 8 weeks in length.

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