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Foundations of Modern Finance I

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  • MIT via edX
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • 168 hours of effort required
  • 14,243+ already enrolled!
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Language: English

This is a two-part course, and part of the MicroMasters® Program in Finance. It provides a rigorous and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of modern finance and their applications to business challenges in valuation, investments, and corporate financial decisions under a unified framework.

Completing this first course and program will help you prepare for a career as a financial analyst, financial advisor, vice president for finance, chief financial officer, and more.

Finance provides a core function in any productive economy by providing a mechanism for savings, investment, and liquidity. Whether the learner is in a industrialized country or a developing country, financial services are essential for smooth functioning of the economy.

The course is excellent preparation for anyone planning to take the CFA exams.

What you’ll learn:

  • Valuation of fixed income securities and common stocks
  • Risk analysis, the Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and the
  • Efficient Market Hypothesis
  • Introduction to corporate finance and capital budgeting
  • Valuation of derivative securities
  • Portfolio theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Corporate financial decisions
      • Real options, capital structure, payout policy, corporate bonds; and
      • Interaction between investment and financing decisions

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