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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 6 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Investment Techniques

3 videos (Total 41 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Introduction to Finance for Everyone: Value11m
Investment Techniques26m
6 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
3 practice exercises
F4E: Value Introductory Survey12m
Investment Techniques12m
Making a Difference 12m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Capital Investment Decisions

3 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Cash Flow Components25m
Introduction to the Mini-Case15m
3 readings
LearnSmart Chapter 10: Making Capital Investment Decisions (Strongly Recommend)10m
Cash Flow Components Chart - Before and After10m
Mini-Case Challenge10m
3 practice exercises
Cash Flow Assumptions12m
Cash Flow Components12m
Making a Difference 22m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Market Efficiency & Risk

2 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Mini-Case Solution24m
1 reading
LearnSmart Chapter 12: Lessons from Capital Market History10m
1 practice exercise
Making a Difference 32m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Market Inefficiency

2 videos (Total 36 min), 2 quizzes
2 videos
Course 3 Epilogue & Preview of Course 410m
2 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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