Quantitative Methods in Finance (Coursera)

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Quantitative Methods in Finance (Coursera)
Program covers the time value of money concepts and quantitative techniques applied in decision-making process in corporate finance and valuation of various financial instruments (stocks, bonds etc.). The program is based on Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) curriculum.

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Course 1 of 3 in the Quantitative Finance Specialization


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Time Value of Money

The time value of money considers connections between cash flows at different time moments. The skill of dealing with those connections is quite important for investment analysis. This week is dedicated to the key time value of money concepts: future value, present value, interest rate, compounded interest, stated and effective annual rate. We will also discuss interest rate interpretations and composition.


WEEK 2

Time Value of Money

We continue studying the time value of money with series of cash flows section. We will consider unequal cash flows and concept of annuities: ordinary annuity, annuity due and perpetuity. At the end of this week we will consider problem solving for time value of money in general: cash flow solving in MS Excel and advanced problem solving.


WEEK 3

Statistical Concepts and Market Returns

We go to the next chapter - Statistical concepts and market returns. This chapter introduces key statistical concepts: population, sample, descriptive and inferential statistics. The main focus of the week is descriptive statistics.


WEEK 4

Final Project



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