Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making Specialization

Understand and apply the foundational principles of finance to most business problems and strategies. This integrated set of courses focuses on both the theory and practice of financial decision-making through an applied lens. Ideal for learners seeking to advance their career and/or pursue a business degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a great understanding of foundational concepts in finance will help you to understand the principles of personal finance and investing. After successful completion of the four-course program, you will be equipped to make thoughtful decisions based on a framework built using multiple advances in modern financial theory.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

- Understand the sources of value of companies; Evaluate the cash flows of a project; Evaluate the risk of a project; Value a project and a strategy
- To be able to understand and apply one of the two main building blocks of finance - Time Value of Money (TVM)
- To evaluate alternatives
- To make decisions

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Advanced Understanding of Stocks and Bonds (Coursera)

May 10th 2021
Advanced Understanding of Stocks and Bonds (Coursera)
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This final course will cover more advanced aspects of bonds and stocks that will help you make smart personal decisions and develop a keen understanding of how governments and companies borrow from us. You will better understand stocks and bonds valuation and take a deeper dive using real-world [...]
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Advanced Concepts in Time Value of Money (TVM) (Coursera)

May 10th 2021
Advanced Concepts in Time Value of Money (TVM) (Coursera)
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This course builds upon the fundamental concept of Time Value of Money (TVM) using more advanced applications and questions. You will apply the TVM concept in real-life problems of financial planning and saving for college. You will also learn more about loans and apply TVM concepts to borrowing and [...]
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Bonds & Stocks (Coursera)

In this course, we will apply the central concept and applications of Time Value of Money (TVM) to explore the structure and pricing of stocks and bonds at an introductory level. In this course, you will learn about bonds, different types of bonds (Zero Coupon bonds, Government bonds). You [...]
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Introduction to Time Value of Money (TVM) (Coursera)

The strength of finance is that it takes a structured approach to decision making, with one key building block underlying all decisions — understanding the value of time, or the Time Value of Money (TVM). In this course, we will develop this building block using introductory, and simple, applications. [...]
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