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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Investment Techniques

Welcome! This first week will engage you in investigating how value is created, distributed and destroyed, and will enable you to utilize different techniques for assessing the value of existing or potential investments. You will make connections between Value and concepts in the prior two courses of this Specialization, share (potentially valuable!) good ideas with your fellow learners, and communicate your new insights with the world....
Reading
3 videos (Total 41 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Introduction to Finance for Everyone: Value11m
Investment Techniques26m
Reading6 readings
F4E Specialization Snapshot10m
Course Outline10m
Where are our learners from?10m
Keeping a Learning Portfolio10m
LearnSmart: What it is and how to use it10m
LearnSmart: Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria (optional)10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
F4E: Value Introductory Survey12m
Investment Techniques12m
Making a Difference 12m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Capital Investment Decisions

This week, we investigate cash flows! By week’s end, you will be able to explain its wide-ranging importance, employ critical assumptions to make decisions about potential investments, and utilize components used to analyze an existing or proposed idea. Furthermore, you will apply these skills to the first case of this Specialization and engage with your peers in discussion to collaboratively work through this scenario!...
Reading
3 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Cash Flow Components25m
Introduction to the Mini-Case15m
Reading3 readings
LearnSmart Chapter 10: Making Capital Investment Decisions (Strongly Recommend)10m
Cash Flow Components Chart - Before and After10m
Mini-Case Challenge10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Cash Flow Assumptions12m
Cash Flow Components12m
Making a Difference 22m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Market Efficiency & Risk

In week 3, you will begin to explore the big picture themes of market perfection and market correction. Within the context of these broad themes, you will contrast financial theory with financial practice, explain price convergence and divergence, and discern between the roles of risk and uncertainty in valuation. You will also take up the solution to the mini-case presented in week 2!...
Reading
2 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Mini-Case Solution24m
Reading1 reading
LearnSmart Chapter 12: Lessons from Capital Market History10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Making a Difference 32m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Market Inefficiency

In this final week of F4E: Value, you will continue exploring market perfection and correction. You will interpret financial data, determine your opinion on the possibility of an upcoming market correction, and identify strategies you can use to protect yourself from turbulence. You will also reexamine your big idea from week 1, share your biggest takeaways from the course, and look ahead to F4E: Debt....
Reading
2 videos (Total 36 min), 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Course 3 Epilogue & Preview of Course 410m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Perfection & Correction Parts 1 & 212m
End of Course Feedback24m
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By JJAug 1st 2017

It is very helpful and interesting course. But you need to understand math. ;)

Instructor

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Arshad Ahmad

Professor
DeGroote School of Business

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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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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. Familiarize yourself with valuation techniques.

    2. Describe the importance of cash flows, assumptions and components.

    3. Develop your understanding of market perfection, correction, and ways to prepare yourself against financial turbulence.

    4. Perform financial calculations with accuracy.

    5. Build confidence in your ability to assess value.

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

    7. Engage with news that matters to you by linking it to value creation or destruction.

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

  • 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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