Overview of Specialization & Course
This module contains detailed videos and syllabi of both the Specialization and this course. This specialization has been designed to enable you to learn and apply the powerful tools of modern finance to both personal and professional situations. The courses within progress linearly and build on each other and it is important for you to get an understanding of why this specialization may be relevant to your goals, again both personal and professional. Please review the videos and syllabi as they will give you a sense of the specialization and how this specific course fits within. The teaching style and philosophy of the instructors is also presented to you (hopefully) in sufficient detail. Most importantly, it will give you enough information for you to make a decision about whether you want to take this course, by itself or as part of a specialization.
In module one, we will introduce the framework of time value of money (TVM) in a carefully structured way, using relatively simple applications.
We will build on Module 1, and move quickly to more advanced applications of TVM focusing on situations we confront on a daily basis.
In this module, we will spend some time on developing an understanding of alternative decision criteria - Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Profitability, etc. - that are commonly used in the real world, with a focus on a critical evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses.
We will wrap up the course by exposing you to the key determinants of cash flows using accounting principles.
This week will be spent on a short wrap up video of the course and time for assimilation and review by learners to be prepared to take the final exams. In the past, learners have really valued this time and hence it is built into this new structure/platform as well.
This is finals week. Please note there are two finals and you need to attempt both.