About this Specialization

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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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100% online courses
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Finance for Everyone: Decisions

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Course2

Course 2

Finance for Everyone: Markets

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245 ratings
39 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Finance For Everyone: Value

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133 ratings
21 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Finance for Everyone: Debt

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73 ratings
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  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • 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. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • By the end of this Specialization, you should be able to:

    1. Use financial tools and information to understand financial concepts and the social impact of financial decisions.

    2. Perform financial calculations with accuracy.

    3. Build confidence in your ability to make informed financial decisions.

    4. Converse with others (including industry professionals such as bankers, financial managers) about finance issues with confidence.

    5. Relate important financial concepts and issues to experiences in your daily life and the real world.

    6. Engage with news that matters to you by linking it to value creation or destruction.

    7. Apply basic financial concepts to problem-solve individually and collaboratively.

    8. Analyze how financial concepts are applied by organizations.

  • Each of the four courses are structured to be 4 weeks in length. It will take 20 weeks to complete the four courses and the capstone.

  • The Specialization is structured to take the learner through Course 1 to Course 4. The Capstone Course will be taken once the other four are completed.

  • Each course will be offered every month.

  • No previous knowledge is required. It is recommended that learners have basic mathematics knowledge.

  • At present there are no university credits awarded for completing the Specialization.

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