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University of Michigan

Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making

University of Michigan via Coursera Specialization


In this specialization, you’ll focus on the mechanics and intuition of the main building block of finance — the time value of money. You’ll learn the structure and basics through assignments and tests that are introductory in nature but with real-world applications. We developed this specialization with the express purpose of enabling you to understand and apply these foundational principles of finance to your everyday life. Understanding how to use finance for personal decisions will also help you understand and excel at making professional decisions. After the successful completion of this series, you will be equipped to make thoughtful decisions based on a framework that uses multiple advances in modern financial theory over the past several decades. The most important features of this specialization are: (a) it is an integrated set of courses with a focus on understanding both the theory and applicability of finance; and (b) it is applied in execution — everything is covered using examples. The four courses in this specialization all build on each other, use real-world examples, and include richly designed assessments/quizzes to test your knowledge and enhance your learning experience. Assessments will progressively build in complexity as you better understand the applicability of finance to complex issues.


Course 1: Introduction to Time Value of Money (TVM)
- Offered by University of Michigan. The strength of finance is that it takes a structured approach to decision making, with one key building ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Advanced Concepts in Time Value of Money (TVM)
- Offered by University of Michigan. This course builds upon the fundamental concept of Time Value of Money (TVM) using more advanced ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Stocks and Bonds
- Offered by University of Michigan. In this course, we will apply the central concept and applications of Time Value of Money (TVM) to ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Advanced Understanding of Stocks and Bonds
- Offered by University of Michigan. This final course will cover more advanced aspects of bonds and stocks that will help you make smart ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Gautam Kaul


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