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. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Risk Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Advisors
  • Traders
  • Entrepreneurs

Skills you will gain

Performance AttributionBehavioral FinanceFinancial MarketsBehavioral Economics
User
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Risk Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Advisors
  • Traders
  • Entrepreneurs

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Global Financial Markets and Instruments

4.6
745 ratings
146 reviews
Course2

Portfolio Selection and Risk Management

4.6
277 ratings
43 reviews
Course3

Biases and Portfolio Selection

4.5
158 ratings
15 reviews
Course4

Investment Strategies and Portfolio Analysis

4.0
141 ratings
33 reviews

Instructors

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Arzu Ozoguz

Finance Faculty
Jones Graduate School of Business
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Jill Foote

Finance Faculty
Jones Graduate School of Business

About Rice University

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Specialization is 15 weeks long, plus the additional Capstone Project time.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 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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