Chapter 1: Time Value of Money In this chapter, we introduce the framework of time value of money (TVM) in a carefully structured way, using relatively simple applications.
Chapter 2: Time Value of Money - Applications In this chapter, we build on Chapter 1 and move quickly to more advanced applications of TVM focusing on situations we confront on a daily basis.
Chapter 3: Decision Criteria In this chapter, we develop an understanding of alternative decision criteria - Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Profitability, etc. - that are commonly used in the real world, with a focus on a critical evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses.
Chapter 4: Decision Making & Cash Flows This chapter contains a basic introduction to the key determinants of cash flows using accounting principles.
Chapter 5: Bond Valuation This chapter introduces you to the most common vehicle of investment/financing: bonds. Though introductory, we attempt to cover a fair amount of content and with real world applications.
Chapter 6: Stock Valuation This chapter provides an exposure to the characteristics and the valuation of stocks, again with an eye toward real world applications.
Chapter 7: What is Risk? In this chapter, we will develop a theory of risk based on the intuitive concept of diversification. Since knowledge of Statistics is key to understanding risk, we will introduce some important concepts of applications.
Chapter 8: Diversification and CAPM In this chapter, we will introduce one of the most widely known models called CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model), which provides a simple and powerful relation between risk and return.
Chapter 9: Leverage, WACC & Valuation This Chapter attempts to put together a cash flows and risk and return in a world with leverage financing. The content is our first exposure to valuation with a full-blown application.
Ericdo1810 completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I have completed this course partially, just to revise my finance concepts. I can say that this free course is a very rigorous, yet beginner-friendly financial literacy course. This course did the topics of time value of money and risk and returns in...
I have completed this course partially, just to revise my finance concepts. I can say that this free course is a very rigorous, yet beginner-friendly financial literacy course. This course did the topics of time value of money and risk and returns in finance good justice. Do not expect to be a financial wizard who can make winds on the stock markets after this course. However, if you do complete the course, I'm sure that you'll understand interest rates, compound power of money, what risks are and how returns are related to risks, which are important gate-ways to financial literacy. Of course, you won't be able to learn advanced concepts like risk hedging or how bonds are valued or advanced quantitative methods and other Wall Street stuffs, but you'll know roughly what they mean, and can at least, scratch the surface before diving deeper should you interest go beyond the basics that the course offers. At the very least, you can be more informed when it comes to investing than a random impulsive stock buyer. I highly recommend the introductory financial education that this course offers. It's really finance for everyone.
Prof. Gautam Kaul is really generous. The course is really high quality. Yet, it is free! Really, I was amazed. Finance course, and free? If that is not altruism, I don't know what is!
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