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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Finance
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 6-8 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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This course provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of finance, emphasizing their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, and financial intermediation. Key concepts and applications include: time value of money, risk-return tradeoff, cost of capital, interest rates, retirement savings, mortgage financing, auto leasing, capital budgeting, asset valuation, discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, net present value, internal rate of return, hurdle rate, payback period.

Taught by

Franklin Allen

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Reviews for Coursera's Introduction to Corporate Finance
4.3 Based on 19 reviews

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Anonymous C
4.0 3 years ago
by Anonymous partially completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This is a tough class for learning finance. I suggest looking at one of the other introductory courses first, and then coming back here. Prof. Franklin's derivations for many of the formulas and conclusions presented in class are daunting for someone who does not have the appropriate mathematics background. There are definitely some production issues with the first few videos and that the microphones in the room turned on so that I can hear every cough, sneeze, or shuffle of paper. However these issues to improve is the videos go on. It is an altogether good course on solidifying an understanding of where the principles of finance come from, but definitely not for someone who has zero background of the field.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
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Everyone should take a course like this, even those that absolutely hate dealing with math or finance. Why? Because whether we're dealing with car loans, school loans, home mortgages, home lines of credit, credit cards, bank or checking accounts, bank or payday loans, insurance policies, retirement planning, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, 401Ks, taxes, rising cost-of-living problems, etc. we will need to master the knowledge from this class to protect ourselves from living life paycheck to paycheck and ultimately dying broke.
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Anonymous
3.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course offered the simple but important equations and how to use them in real life context that comprise compounding. Concepts such as NPS and IRR are introduced well and put to use.

THe course appeared to lack more rigour in their quizzes.
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Anonymous
4.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
An excelent class, but it would have been better with an extension in time. Maybe to have been adjusted to a 6 weeks period the class missed some important themes in finance.
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