About this Specialization
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Finance for Everyone: Decisions

4.6
129 ratings
19 reviews
Course2

Finance for Everyone: Markets

4.6
53 ratings
6 reviews
Course3

Finance For Everyone: Value

4.7
34 ratings
5 reviews
Course4

Finance for Everyone: Debt

4.7
34 ratings
3 reviews

Instructor

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Arshad Ahmad

Professor
DeGroote School of Business

About McMaster University

Founded in 1887, McMaster University is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence by inspiring critical thinking, personal growth, and a passion for learning. Ranked amongst the Top 100 universities in the world, McMaster pioneered a learner-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning that is now known worldwide as the “McMaster Model”. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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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