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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Project Managers
  • Accountants
  • Data Scientists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Week 1: Welcome & Interest Rates

3 videos (Total 24 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Interest Rates Part 110m
Interest Rates Part 27m
7 readings
F4E Specialization Snapshot10m
Course Outline10m
Course Connections: Where are our learners from?10m
Keeping a Learning Portfolio10m
LearnSmart - What it is & how to use it10m
(Optional) LearnSmart: Chapter 7 Interest Rates10m
Introduction to Presentation Final Assignment10m
2 practice exercises
Markets Intro Survey10m
Making a Difference in Week 12m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Week 2: Bonds

3 videos (Total 44 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Bonds Part II: Pricing25m
Solutions to Bond Quiz12m
4 readings
Background Information on Bonds10m
(Optional) LearnSmart Chapter 7B: Bond Valuation10m
MarketEx: Bonds Week Instructions10m
Bond Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Bonds12m
Making a Difference in Week 22m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Week 3: Stocks

4 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Stocks: Pricing17m
Stocks: Turbulence16m
Solutions to Stocks Quiz12m
3 readings
(Optional) LearnSmart Chapter 8: Stocks10m
MarketEx: Stocks Week Instructions10m
Stock Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Stocks12m
Making a Difference in Week 32m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Week 4: Deriviates & Course Presentation

4 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Derivative Securities Part II5m
Derivative Securities Part III7m
Course 2 Epilogue8m
1 reading
(Optional) LearnSmart Chapter 25 Options and Corporate Securities10m
1 practice exercise
End of Course Feedback24m

Instructor

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Arshad Ahmad

Professor
DeGroote School of Business

About McMaster University

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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....
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. Develop your understanding of the broader context of finance as it relates to financial markets.

    2. Explain the importance of interest rates to financial markets.

    3. Familiarize yourself with bond, stock, and derivative financial markets.

    4. Perform financial calculations with accuracy.

    5. Gain experience researching investment options and tracking their performance over time.

    6. Converse with others about financial concepts with confidence.

    7. Build confidence in your ability to participate in financial markets.

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

  • The course is structured to be 4 weeks in length.

  • This course will be offered every month.

  • No previous knowledge is required. It is recommended that learners have basic mathematics knowledge.

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