Principles of Valuation - Risk and Return, Certificate

Principles of Valuation - Risk and Return, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration

About

This Principles of Valuation - Risk and Return Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan will last six weeks and will focus on the second main building block of financial analysis and valuation: risk. The notion of risk and statistics are intimately related and we will spend a fair amount of time on the development of some statistical concepts and tools, namely distribution theory and regression analysis. This time will be well spent because these concepts and tools are also commonly used in many applications in the real world. The foundational idea of diversification will then be used to develop a framework for evaluating risk and establishing a relationship between risk and return. Apart from developing a keen appreciation of risk for making thoughtful decisions in an institutional context, this course will contain a lot of material and examples that will enable the learner to make smart personal investing decisions. The course will have time included for assimilation and two final exams.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date This course is offered on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Intensity 5 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      6 weeks, 5-10 hours/ week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Module 1: Risk and return is best understood in a real context; we will therefore spend the first module on understanding the most common vehicle of investment: bonds.
  • Module 2: This second module will be spent understanding the features and valuation of stocks.
  • Module 3: In this module, we will develop a theory of risk based on the intuitive concept of diversification. Since knowledge of Statistics is key to understanding risk, we will introduce some important concepts of applications.
  • Module 4: In this module, we will introduce one of the most widely known models called CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model), which provides a simple and powerful relation between risk and return
  • Module 5: This week will be spent on a short wrap video of the course and time for assimilation and review by learners to be prepared to take the final exams. 
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Although all concepts and applications will be covered starting with fundamentals, some background in business and finance is recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    79 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79 USD per module and a duration of 2 months.
  • National Applies to you

    79 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79 USD per module and a duration of 2 months.
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