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Risk and Return

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28 days
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering Risk and Return and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital course in collaboration with Columbia University - ColumbiaX. Learn how to measure the risk and return of equity and debt; and compute the weighted average of cost of capital.

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The Risk and Return course is part of Corporate Finance from Columbia University - ColumbiaX.

What you'll learn

  • How to measure risk
  • Estimate the expected return of an asset based on its risk
  • Adjust the risk of the equity and debt of a firm when the firm changes its capital structure
  • Calculate the weighted average cost of capital (essential input to value of firm)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Risk, return, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) 
  • The Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) and the effect of capital structure on WACC 
  • Case study: Estimating the WACC 
  • Valuation capstone case

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 28 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must be familiar with basic concepts of Accounting; basic skills in Microsoft Excel (or equivalent); 
  • Students should have completed Introduction to Corporate Finance and The Free Cash Flow Method for Firm Valuation.

Tuition Fee

Add a Verified Certificate for $225 USD

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