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1,790 ratings
377 reviews

About the Course

This short course surveys all the major topics covered in a full semester MBA level finance course, but with a more intuitive approach on a very high conceptual level. The goal here is give you a roadmap and framework for how financial professional make decisions. We will cover the basics of financial valuation, the time value of money, compounding returns, and discounting the future. You will understand discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation and how it compares to other methods. We also step inside the mind of a corporate financial manager and develop the basic tools of capital budgeting. We will survey the how, when, and where to spend money, make tradeoffs about investment, growth, dividends, and how to ensure sound fiscal discipline. Our journey then turns to a Wall Street or capital markets perspective of investments as we discuss the fundamental tradeoff between risk and return. We then synthesize our discussion of risk with our valuation framework and incorporate it into series of direct applications to practice. This course requires no prior familiarity with finance. Rather, it is intended to be a first step for anyone who is curious about understanding stock markets, valuation, or corporate finance. We will walk through all of the tools and quantitative analysis together and develop a guide for understanding the seemingly complex decisions that finance professionals make. By the end of the course, you will develop an understanding of the major conceptual levers that push and pull on financial decision making and how they relate to other areas of business. The course should also serve as a roadmap for where to further your finance education and it would be an excellent introduction of any students contemplating an MBA or Finance concentration, but who has little background in the area....

Top reviews

RM

Aug 17, 2020

This is a very well designed course. Taking you through basics and in the end puts you in a real business scenario where you are expected to take a decision based on the tools and concepts you learnt.

KH

Mar 28, 2020

Great Course, Very solid start for those who are trying to enter Finance world.\n\nIt makes you love this field if you are not familiar with it and have no previous experience.\n\nGreat Job Professor.

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By Ilan L

May 25, 2020

Fantastic!

By GOZDE O

Aug 29, 2019

Thank you!

By WEGELER M

Jun 01, 2018

Excellent.

By Kristelle T

Oct 27, 2020

Excellent

By MEHMET G

Dec 23, 2019

thank you

By NURULLAH Ö

Sep 01, 2019

THANK YOU

By GUNAY A B

Sep 01, 2019

thank you

By OLCAY

Aug 31, 2019

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By HASAN E K

Aug 31, 2019

thanks!!!

By SEDA O T

Aug 29, 2019

thank you

By YUNUS E O

Aug 28, 2019

very well

By DAVUT D

Aug 28, 2019

Thank you

By HASAN A

Aug 12, 2019

EXCELLENT

By BEKIR S O

Jul 31, 2019

Thanks :)

By Antonio S

Jul 28, 2019

muy bueno

By Rafael C H

Aug 20, 2017

excellent

By Jagan s

May 18, 2020

Use full

By Roberto O S

Sep 01, 2020

Great !

By Niğmet M T

Aug 30, 2019

Thanks.

By DOGANCAN G

Aug 28, 2019

Thanks!

By KELAMI

Aug 28, 2019

Thanks.

By FAHRİ D

Aug 25, 2019

Thanks.

By Yug B

Jun 15, 2019

love it

By Güven

Jan 13, 2020

thanks

By AHMET O

Sep 02, 2019

thansk