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#### Beginner Level

An exposure to algebra and statistics and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

#### Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: The workload for this course will vary between 3-5 hours a week....

#### English

Subtitles: English

### What you will learn

• To enable you to understand and calculate the risk and return of a project

• Valuing projects and companies

### Skills you will gain

Calculating the return of a projectCalculating the risk of a projectValuing ProjectsValuing Companies

#### 100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

#### Beginner Level

An exposure to algebra and statistics and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

#### Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: The workload for this course will vary between 3-5 hours a week....

#### English

Subtitles: English

### Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
9 hours to complete

## week 1: What is Risk?

7 videos (Total 85 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
1.3 What is Risk?13m
1.4 Statistics: Mean & Variance18m
1.5 Statistics: Covariance & Correlation13m
1.6 Statistics: Regression13m
Specialization Syllabus45m
Course 4-Syllabus30m
Note-Review of Statistics2h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assignment 12h
Assignment 12h
Week
2
5 hours to complete

## Week 2: Diversification, Risk & Return

7 videos (Total 134 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
2.4 Diversification: Bottom Line20m
2.5 Measure of Risk: Beta17m
2.6 Risk & Return: CAPM18m
2.7 Risk & Return: Market Analysis16m
Note-Review of Statistics1h
2 practice exercises
Practice Assignment 21h
Assignment 21h
Week
3
2 hours to complete

## week 3: Leverage, WACC & Valuation

16 videos (Total 99 min)
16 videos
3.4 Valuation : Mega Example Set Up15m
3.5 Mega Example: Question 12m
3.6 Mega Example: Question 1 Analysis5m
3.7 Mega Example: Question 254s
3.8 Mega Example: Question 2 Analysis5m
3.9 Mega Example: Question 31m
3.10 Mega Example: Question 3 Analysis4m
3.11 Mega Example: Question 41m
3.12 Mega Example: Question 4 Analysis7m
3.13 Mega Example: Question 5 & Analysis3m
3.14 Mega Example: Question 61m
3.15 Mega Example: Question 6 Analysis4m
3.16 Mega Example: Question 7 & Analysis6m
Week
4
6 hours to complete

## Week 4: Putting it All Together!

1 video (Total 15 min), 2 quizzes
1 video
2 practice exercises
Practice Final Assignment3h
Final Assignment3h

## Instructor

### Gautam Kaul

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....

## About the 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....