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Online Course

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Emory University via Coursera

Found in Finance Courses
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Duration 9 weeks long
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Finance is for “Non-financial Managers” who want to understand key financial principles and apply them in a real-world context. Over the course of the program window, you will work your way through a series of nine modules that move from understanding basic financial principles to applying financial analysis and ratios to drive decisions. In addition, each module is capped with an ending self-evaluation to ensure that you have absorbed the following key learning objectives:

+ Understand the language associated with finance
+ Know how and when to use financial terms and analysis techniques
+ Read and assess company performance using financial statements
+ Recognize the link between organizational strategy and financial objectives
+ Use "the numbers" to your best advantage to make more informed decisions


-This module will introduce the professor and provide an overview of the course.

Financial Statement Basics
-This module will provide an overview of Financial Statements.

Financial Statement Manipulation
-This module will teach the "How-to"s for common sizing and other techniques for the manipulation of financial documents.

Financial Statement Analysis
-This module will explain ratio analysis.

Valuation Ratios
-This module will discuss effective tax rates, valuation ratios, and management of assets.

Time Value of Money
-This module will teach the time value of money.

Investment Decision Techniques
-This module will demonstrate a variety of investment decision techniques.

Cost of Capital and Risk Management
-This module will teach cost of capital, including weighted average cost of capital, and risk management

Course Wrap-up
-This module will review at a high level various components of the course.

Taught by

Thomas Smith


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Lisa V
by Lisa completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is geared to non-financial managers, but it would be helpful to have some appreciation and understanding of basic finance principles. The professor teaches at a good pace and explains everything well. The video quality was poor and made it difficult to see the examples and follow along with how to do the calculations.
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