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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Evaluation Criteria: Net Present Value

6 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
1.3 NPV Analysis of Projects16m
1.4 Other Evaluation Techniques15m
1.5 The Cost of Capital10m
2 readings
PDFs of Lecture Slides10m
Excel Spreadsheets: Module 110m
1 practice exercise
Evaluation Criteria: Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Evaluating Projects

5 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
PDFs of Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
How to Evaluate Projects: Module 2 Quiz22m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Expressing Business Strategies in Financial Terms

3 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
PDFs of Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Financial Statements and Forecasting: Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

New Product Value

6 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
4.4 Formulation and Evaluation of Alternative Scenarios15m
4.5 Expanding Beyond the Time Horizon9m
Course Conclusion28s
2 readings
PDFs of Lecture Slides10m
Excel Spreadsheets: Module 410m
1 practice exercise
Calculating Value: Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Decision-Making and Scenarios

By SRApr 23rd 2017

The course material and examples are very useful. I really like the CF spreadsheet at the end of week 4 as this is very organized CF model and I can use this as reference to build my own. Thank you!

By ASJun 6th 2018

Thank you for the wonderful course. It gave us substantial information to evaluate a project based on NPV and IRR. The sensitivity analyses and the consequent scenarios were spelt out lucidly.

Instructors

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Richard Lambert

Professor of Accounting
Accounting- Wharton School
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Robert W. Holthausen

Professor
Accounting

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About the Business and Financial Modeling Specialization

Wharton's Business and Financial Modeling Specialization is designed to help you make informed business and financial decisions. These foundational courses will introduce you to spreadsheet models, modeling techniques, and common applications for investment analysis, company valuation, forecasting, and more. When you complete the Specialization, you'll be ready to use your own data to describe realities, build scenarios, and predict performance....
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