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Principles of Valuation: Time Value of Money, University of Michigan

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About this Course

We will introduce the time value of money (TVM) framework in a carefully structured way, using relatively simple applications at first and quickly moving to more advance ones. We will then spend some time on developing an understanding of alternative decision criteria (NPV, IRR, Profitability, etc.) that are commonly used in the real world. We will wrap up the course with an exposure to the determination of cash flows using accounting principles. The main focus in this building block will be on individual/personal decisions because of two reasons: (a) we learn when we see value to us as individuals and (b) the beauty of finance is that the building blocks of finance are applicable to any decision, personal or corporate. The course will last six weeks with time included for assimilation and two final exams. You can do this course standalone or as part of the online Specialization on Valuation & Investing or to qualify for the residential component of the Finance for Strategic Decision-Making Executive Education program. For more information on the Finance for Strategic Decision-Making Executive Education program, see the FAQ below....

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By LL

Jan 17, 2018

It's super well-crafted and well-prepared. I would highly recommend for those who don't have finance background to take this course as a first step to finance.\n\nThank you very much Professor!

By MB

Mar 13, 2017

Great course, great professor. This course lays the simple groundwork upon which to build the full discipline of investment underwriting and analysis. Look forward to taking the next courses!

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By shriya bhargava

Dec 04, 2018

The questions on the paper were at times different than those explained by the professor in the videos. Hence the videos and reading material in itself weren't adequate to solve the exam.

By Saurabh Singh

Dec 02, 2018

Best Intro to Finance Course available on the internet

By Edgars Bigacs

Dec 02, 2018

Very nice way to learn, maybe would like more walk through through complicated cases with teacher.

By Jinal Jain

Nov 26, 2018

excellent course. build the foundation for finance.

By Alison Zanon Vasconcelos Rodrigues Pereira

Nov 08, 2018

This course is very good. The content is a bit simple but the assessments are amazing, make you think about real life problems applying the course content. I don't learn a lot of new things, but made me think more deeply in finance.

By Mikheil Parunovi

Oct 31, 2018

This course built an exceptional foundation of the Company Valuation Specialization and provided an immense set of knowledge required for the successful understanding of the Finance. I am deeply thankful for this opportunity!

By Gurunath GANDIKOTA

Oct 08, 2018

I liked the course very much. Awesome part is: the quizes are tough ... and needed some effort to finish.

By Daniel Reidy

Oct 08, 2018

The tutor is excellent but the video content does not fully cover the assignment material. It would be suited to someone who has time to do a lot of problems etc outside the course assignments. This sadly is not feasible in my case. That being said, great teacher!

By Ayesha Fatima

Oct 02, 2018

very good course but very slow ..

By AASHUTOSH GUPTA

Aug 28, 2018

Excellent clarification of concepts we use but only understand here in this course!