About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Risk ManagementBehavioral FinanceFinancial MarketsInvestment

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 7 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

Introduction to Financial Markets

4.6
1,046 ratings
219 reviews
Course2

Portfolio and Risk Management

4.4
201 ratings
33 reviews
Course3

Behavioral Investing

4.5
111 ratings
17 reviews
Course4

Investment Strategy

4.4
61 ratings
6 reviews

Instructors

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Vaidya Nathan

Lecturer
Finance
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Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Assistant Professor
Indian School of Business
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Vikram Kuriyan

Clinical Professor of Finance
Director, Investment Lab

About Indian School of Business

The Indian School of Business has successfully put India on the global map of management education by nurturing young leaders with an understanding of developing economies and the society at large. Through innovations in curricula and pedagogy to reflect the shifting business landscape, the ISB is committed to providing the best venue for management education to meet the growing need to develop young leaders who can manage global challenges....

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.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule and experience level, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 5 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over. The Capstone Project will be offered three times per year.

  • This Specialization is designed for beginners, and has no pre-requisites. The pace of the first courses is aimed at those with no prior knowledge of finance.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • If you are new to the area of finance, you will be able to understand the financial markets and make your own investments after successful completion of the course.

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