The course builds on my Introduction to Financial Accounting course, which you should complete first. In this course, you will learn how to read, understand, and analyze most of the information provided by companies in their financial statements. These skills will help you make more informed decisions using financial information.
This course is for anyone who is interested in how financial investments can affect their decisions, strategy, and ultimately their company’s business operations as well as their personal portfolio. In the course, we will acquire an understanding of historical patterns in stock returns and potential explanations for these patterns, develop the intuition behind common risk-return models in investment finance, and then implement these models and techniques to conduct data analyses of actual security returns in various Excel spreadsheets I have prepared for you.
In this course, participants will learn the foundations of accounting principles and financial analysis, develop an understanding of the links between these, and the measurement of value creation at the firm level. This is part of a Specialization in corporate finance created in partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon).
Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field drawing from finance and economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering and computational methods. The emphasis of FE & RM Part I will be on the use of simple stochastic models to price derivative securities in various asset classes including equities, fixed income, credit and mortgage-backed securities. We will also consider the role that some of these asset classes played during the financial crisis. A notable feature of this course will be an interview module with Emanuel Derman, the renowned ``quant'' and best-selling author of "My Life as a Quant".
Master the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis, and learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to read the three most common financial statements: the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Then you can apply these skills to a real-world business challenge as part of the Wharton Business Foundations Specialization.
This course provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of finance, emphasizing their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, and financial intermediation. Key concepts and applications include: time value of money, risk-return tradeoff, cost of capital, interest rates, retirement savings, mortgage financing, auto leasing, capital budgeting, asset valuation, discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, net present value, internal rate of return, hurdle rate, payback period.
The Improving Business Finances and Operations Specialization will be discontinued in January 2016. Learners who wish to earn a Specialization Certificate must pass all courses by December 31, 2015, and complete the Capstone Project in January 2016. If you do not anticipate completing the Specialization within this time frame, please do not purchase the full access option. Learn how managerial accounting is used to facilitate and guide business decisions. Topics will include planning (e.g., budgets), variance analysis, and overall performance measurement.
The Improving Business Finances and Operations Specialization will be discontinued in January 2016. Learners who wish to earn a Specialization Certificate must pass all courses by December 31, 2015, and complete the Capstone Project in January 2016. If you do not anticipate completing the Specialization within this time frame, please do not purchase the full access option. Learn the key facets of cost analysis. Topics will include types of costs, cost behavior, costing system design, activity-based costing, and cost-volume-profit analysis.
Impact your financial decisions and learn how to affect the performance of your unit's profitability and of your organization. In this course gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to drive your organization's growth. Upon completion of this course, you will have gained general financial knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the impact of your decisions outside your functional area. Content of the course includes selected aspects of finance from a non-financial specialist perspective. Specific topics include: financial analysis; planning, forecasting, and budgeting; cash flow, and strategic financing. This class will be interactive and will require the active involvement of the participants in finance related activities.
This course provides an introduction to basic financial planning topics and is targeted towards young adults. General topics include financial goal setting, saving and investing, budgeting, financial risk, borrowing, and credit. In addition, the course includes content which introduces students to career opportunities in financial planning.
Corporate Finance Essentials will enable you to understand key financial issues related to companies, investors, and the interaction between them in the capital markets. By the end of this course you should be able to understand most of what you read in the financial press and use the essential financial vocabulary of companies and finance professionals.
In this course, participants will develop an understanding of the intuitive foundations of asset and investment valuation, and how alternative valuation techniques may be used in practice. This is part of a Specialization in corporate finance created in partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon).
This is a Nationwide Symposium Series and the First-of-its-Kind Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) addressing the topic of Aging and the Baby Boomers, focusing on the many ways that the very concept of retirement is being reframed and the traditional rules of the game are being rewritten by a population of some 75 million plus.
Learn how to use key finance principles to understand and measure business success and to identify and promote true value creation.