In Introduction to Finance: The Role of Financial Markets, you will be introduced to the basic concepts and skills needed for financial managers to make informed decisions. With an overview of the structure and dynamics of financial markets and commonly used financial instruments, you will get crucial skills to make capital investment decisions. With these skills, you will be ready to understand how to measure returns and risks and establish the relationship between these two. The focus of this course is on basic concepts and skill sets that will have a direct impact on real-world problems in finance. The course will enable you to understand the role of financial markets and the nature of major securities traded in financial markets. Moreover, you will gain insights into how to make use of financial markets to create value under uncertainty.
Introduction to Finance: The Role of Financial MarketsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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What you will learn
Understand and apply the time value of money in order to value financial and real asset investments, and to make investment decisions.
Master capital allocation across time, with an ability to analyze capital budgeting problems in a firm.
Understand the basics of measuring risk and return and the trade-offs.
Skills you will gain
- Capital Budgeting
- Accelerated Depreciation
- Common Stock
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Module 1: Bond Valuation
Module 2: Stock Valuation
Module 3: Capital Budgeting
Module 4: Risk and Return
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