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Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Defining Attitudes Towards and Alternative Measures of Risk

6 videos (Total 58 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
1.2 Alternative attitudes towards risk (I don’t hate risk, I’m just averse to it...)13m
1.3 Portfolio Return and Risk (The more the merrier…)11m
1.4 Defining the Diversification Benefit (It’s All About the Eggs and Baskets...)14m
7 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Your Teaching Team10m
Week 1 Outline10m
Start of Course Survey10m
Resources10m
Social Media10m
Study Tools and Tips10m
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 1 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Linking risk with expected return

7 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
2.3 Empirical Evidence of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (Testing the untestable...)10m
2.4 Multi-factor Models and Evidence from the Field (Risk factors – the more the merrier!)9m
Mid Course Check-in2m
A View from Industry with BNY Mellon1m
1 reading
Week 2 Outline10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 2 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade40m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Using financial statement analysis to measure cost of capital

5 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
3.3 WACC and Equity (Share the WACC-iness)6m
3.4 Issues with WACC (To WACC or not to WACC..?)9m
1 reading
Week 3 Outline10m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 3 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade40m
Week
4
10 hours to complete

Addressing financial reality with real options analysis

5 videos (Total 39 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
4.3 Approximation of Real Option Values Using Decision Trees (Options do grow on trees!)9m
4.4 Empirical evidence and final points (Does anyone exercise their option to use real options?)8m
4 readings
Week 4 Outline10m
Academic Integrity10m
Where to From Here? The Next Step.10m
End of Course Survey10m
3 practice exercises
Week 4 practice quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 4 graded quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Course Final Exam - This quiz contributes 40% towards your final grade1h 20m
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Top reviews from Alternative Approaches to Valuation and Investment

By SMJul 24th 2018

the videos were very interesting though they were a bit longer as compared to the other courses, making this course more challenging

By SVNov 30th 2018

The content in this course is more interesting than that of the previous three. This was my favourite course in the specialization.

Instructors

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Paul Kofman

Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce
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Sean Pinder

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Economics

About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

About the Essentials of Corporate Finance Specialization

You will gain a firm understanding of corporate finance, including accounting principles and financial analysis, how value is created by global markets, the choices firms face when making financial decisions and defining attitudes towards risk. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses....
Essentials of Corporate Finance

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