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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Understanding Modern Finance

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology via Coursera Specialization


This Specialization is designed for a wide audience of those interested in finance either professionally or just of curiosity, including managers of different levels specializing in finance, accounting, business planning, strategy, consulting, and project management, IT specialists engaged in the area of finance, fin-tech, big data, and valuation, etc. Through four courses and the final Project, you will cover the theory and practice of capital markets and financial institutions, corporate finance and project valuation, financial and managerial accounting as applied to finance, as well as the M&A market as the ultimate judge of financial efficiency and value creation. The Specialization will prepare you to understand and use the applications of financial ideas, concepts, models, strategies, and tools to build a successful career in finance and in business, as well as to take advantage of opportunities offered by financial markets.


Course 1: Capital Markets and Financial Institutions – How to Survive Them
- Capital markets and financial institutions are all around us. This is an enormous industry in which powerful players oftentimes challenge ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Principles of Corporate Finance – A Tale of Value
- The study of Corporate Finance seems to be a very generic part of business education. Still, it either falls in the trap of intimidating ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Core Concepts of Accounting – Numbers and People
- Whenever the word “accounting” is pronounced, it is immediately associated with the need to memorize endless boring numbers. However, it is ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Mergers and Acquisitions – The Relentless Pursuit of Synergy
- The area of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is special in finance. Incredible amounts of money are employed in such transactions. Deals draw ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Capstone Project – Analyzing a Real Transaction
- The Capstone Project is the final part of the “Understanding Modern Finance” Specialization. The learners will be able to apply all the ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Konstantin Kontor


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