Investment and Portfolio Management Specialization
Build a Winning Investment Portfolio. Improve your investment strategies with real-world skills, insights, and analytical tools.
About this Specialization
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is financial aid available?
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.
Can I take the course for free?
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.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
The Specialization is 15 weeks long, plus the additional Capstone Project time.
What background knowledge is necessary?
The specialization will be at an introductory level. While each course in this Specialization can be viewed as self-contained, starting with fundamentals, some background in business and finance and familiarity with basic statistical concepts is recommended.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It is recommended that the courses are taken in the order Course 1 "Global Financial Markets and Instruments", Course 2 "Asset Allocation and Risk Management", Course 3 "Giving Markets a Human Dimension: Behavioral Finance", and then Course 4 "Money Management Industry: Investment Strategies and Performance Evaluation".
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Each course in the Specialization has learning objectives that together make up the overarching goal for this Specialization. After successful completion of all four specialization courses and the capstone project, learners will be able to demonstrate the quantitative skills and the practical knowledge to apply the analytical tools required in pursuing ‘state-of-the-art’ investment management practices.
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