Introduction to Finance: Valuation and Investing Specialization

Starts Nov 06

Introduction to Finance: Valuation and Investing Specialization

Make Strategic Financial Decisions

Learn the essentials of finance in four courses.

About This Specialization

Evaluate risk and reward, assess alternatives, and determine the value of a project or company. This Specialization provides a rigorous introduction to core topics in financial valuation, including time value of money, cash flow analysis, asset pricing, risk and return and alternative valuation methods. In the Capstone Project contained in the final course, you’ll apply your skills to research, analyze, and value a real-world enterprise.

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4 courses

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Projects

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Projects Overview

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Principles of Valuation: Time Value of Money

    Upcoming session: Nov 6
    Commitment
    It will take between 5-10 hours a week for about six weeks to master the content.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    We will introduce the time value of money (TVM) framework in a carefully structured way, using relatively simple applications at first and quickly moving to more advance ones. We will then spend some time on developing an understanding of alternative
  2. COURSE 2

    Principles of Valuation: Risk and Return

    Upcoming session: Nov 6
    Commitment
    It will take between 5-10 hours a week for about six weeks to master the content.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This second course in the specialization will last six weeks and will focus on the second main building block of financial analysis and valuation: risk. The notion of risk and statistics are intimately related and we will spend a fair amount of
  3. COURSE 3

    Valuation: Alternative Methods

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    It will take between 5-10 hours a week for about six weeks to master the content.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course is a rigorous introduction to alternative methods of valuation and will enable the learner to conduct analysis of most projects and companies. This course will also serve useful to anyone interested in, or required to, critically evaluating
  4. COURSE 4

    Valuing Companies

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    It will take between 5-10 hours a week for about six weeks to master the content.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course is a theoretically sound and practical exposure to valuation. As the final course of the Specialization, it will be useful to anyone in executing or critically evaluating company analyses conducted by experts. This course has been redes

Creators

  • University of Michigan

    Michigan’s academic vigor offers excellence across disciplines and around the globe. The University is recognized as a leader in higher education due to the outstanding quality of its 19 schools and colleges, internationally recognized faculty, and departments with 250 degree programs.

    The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

  • Gautam Kaul

    Gautam Kaul

    Professor of Finance & Fred M. Taylor Professor of Business Administration

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