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An exposure to algebra and statistics and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

Approx. 22 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • To enable you to understand and calculate the risk and return of a project

  • Valuing projects and companies

Skills you will gain

Calculating the return of a projectCalculating the risk of a projectValuing ProjectsValuing Companies

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Beginner Level

An exposure to algebra and statistics and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

Approx. 22 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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University of Michigan

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

9 hours to complete

week 1: What is Risk?

9 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 85 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
1.1 Why Risk & Return?12m
1.2 Valuation & Risk Estimation11m
1.3 What is Risk?13m
1.4 Statistics: Mean & Variance18m
1.5 Statistics: Covariance & Correlation13m
1.6 Statistics: Regression13m
3 readings
Specialization Syllabus45m
Course 4-Syllabus30m
Note-Review of Statistics2h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assignment 12h
Assignment 12h
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Week 2: Diversification, Risk & Return

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 134 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
2.2 Diversification: 2 Assets24m
2.3 Diversification: Two Assets Intuition10m
2.4 Diversification: Bottom Line20m
2.5 Measure of Risk: Beta17m
2.6 Risk & Return: CAPM18m
2.7 Risk & Return: Market Analysis16m
1 reading
Note-Review of Statistics1h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assignment 21h
Assignment 21h
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

week 3: Leverage, WACC & Valuation

2 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 99 min)
16 videos
3.2 Leverage & Risk14m
3.3 Leverage & WACC9m
3.4 Valuation : Mega Example Set Up15m
3.5 Mega Example: Question 12m
3.6 Mega Example: Question 1 Analysis5m
3.7 Mega Example: Question 254s
3.8 Mega Example: Question 2 Analysis5m
3.9 Mega Example: Question 31m
3.10 Mega Example: Question 3 Analysis4m
3.11 Mega Example: Question 41m
3.12 Mega Example: Question 4 Analysis7m
3.13 Mega Example: Question 5 & Analysis3m
3.14 Mega Example: Question 61m
3.15 Mega Example: Question 6 Analysis4m
3.16 Mega Example: Question 7 & Analysis6m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Week 4: Putting it All Together!

6 hours to complete
1 video (Total 15 min)
2 practice exercises
Practice Final Assignment3h
Final Assignment3h

About the Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making Specialization

Understand and apply the foundational principles of finance to most business problems and strategies. This integrated set of courses focuses on both the theory and practice of financial decision-making through an applied lens. Ideal for learners seeking to advance their career and/or pursue a business degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a great understanding of foundational concepts in finance will help you to understand the principles of personal finance and investing. After successful completion of the four-course program, you will be equipped to make thoughtful decisions based on a framework built using multiple advances in modern financial theory....
Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making

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