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50%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Spanish

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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 (Corporate) Finance

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 29 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Introduction to Finance for Everyone: Decisions9m
What is Finance?5m
3 Important Aspects of Financial Decisions9m
5 readings
Specialization Outline10m
Where are Our Learners From?10m
Keeping a Learning Portfolio10m
Course Outline10m
Thinking Ahead to the Op-Ed Assignment10m
2 practice exercises
Learner Interest Survey30m
Making a Difference 130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Ideas & Time Value of Money I

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Market Types10m
Time Value of Money I24m
The Dutch Auction4m
Dutch Auction - give it a try!2m
The 3-Step Procedure to Improve Problem-Solving9m
Financial Calculator Tutorial7m
3 readings
LearnSmart: What it is and how to use it10m
LearnSmart: Introduction to Corporate Finance (Optional)10m
Financial Calculator Options10m
3 practice exercises
Time Value of Money I30m
Using Your Financial Calculator30m
Making a Difference 230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Debt & Time Value of Money II

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Income Inequality6m
Social and Environmental Consequences4m
Overextended Debt7m
Introduction to Annuities & Perpetuities4m
Future Value of an Annuity12m
Present Value of an Annuity16m
Perpetuities14m
1 reading
LearnSmart: Introduction to Valuation: Time Value of Money (Optional)10m
3 practice exercises
Money Flows30m
Making a Difference 330m
Time Value of Money II30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Decisions Synthesis

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 78 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Time Value of Money II Quiz Solutions20m
Solutions to Final Quiz22m
Course 1 Epilogue7m
1 reading
Solutions to Final Quiz using a Financial Calculator10m
2 practice exercises
Final Quiz - Graded30m
End of Course Feedback30m

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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....
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