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Approx. 16 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Defining Attitudes Towards and Alternative Measures of Risk

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 58 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
1.0 Welcome and Introduction2m
1.1 Measuring stand-alone risk (Just the same old standard deviations)13m
1.2 Alternative attitudes towards risk (I don’t hate risk, I’m just averse to it...)13m
1.3 Portfolio Return and Risk (The more the merrier…)11m
1.4 Defining the Diversification Benefit (It’s All About the Eggs and Baskets...)14m
7 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Your Teaching Team10m
Week 1 Outline10m
Start of Course Survey10m
Resources10m
Social Media10m
Study Tools and Tips10m
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 1 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Linking risk with expected return

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
2.1 Unsystematic versus Systematic Risk (Getting rid of unrewarded risk)13m
2.2 Capital Asset Pricing Model (It’s all about the discount rate)8m
2.3 Empirical Evidence of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (Testing the untestable...)10m
2.4 Multi-factor Models and Evidence from the Field (Risk factors – the more the merrier!)9m
Mid Course Check-in2m
A View from Industry with BNY Mellon1m
1 reading
Week 2 Outline10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 2 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade40m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Using financial statement analysis to measure cost of capital

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
3.1 Foundations of the WACC (Finance is so WACC!)11m
3.2 WACC and Debt (WACC-Owe!)11m
3.3 WACC and Equity (Share the WACC-iness)6m
3.4 Issues with WACC (To WACC or not to WACC..?)9m
1 reading
Week 3 Outline10m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 3 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade40m
Week
4

Week 4

9 hours to complete

Addressing financial reality with real options analysis

9 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 39 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
4.1 The Problem with NPV (It always works… except when it doesn’t…)6m
4.2 Examples of Real Options in Practice (Is that an option in your project?)11m
4.3 Approximation of Real Option Values Using Decision Trees (Options do grow on trees!)9m
4.4 Empirical evidence and final points (Does anyone exercise their option to use real options?)8m
4 readings
Week 4 Outline10m
Academic Integrity10m
Where to From Here? The Next Step.10m
End of Course Survey10m
3 practice exercises
Week 4 practice quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 4 graded quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Course Final Exam - This quiz contributes 40% towards your final grade30m

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