• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration

About

In this Securing Investment Returns in the Long Run offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Geneva, you will learn about the famous dichotomy between active and passive investing, how to appropriately measure and analyze investment performance and what the future trends in the investment management industry are.

You will first learn about absolute and relative performance, risk-adjusted returns and how to decompose investment performance. 

The focus will then shift to the two main categories of investment vehicles, active and passive funds, and what they entail in terms of expected performance. 

Finally, you will explore the worlds of sustainable finance, neurofinance and fintech, three areas of research that will shape the future of the investment management industry.

You will also benefit from the insights of experts from UBS, our corporate partner, on the practical implementation of the various concepts we will develop in this course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 11 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Introduction and Key Concepts
  • Assessing Performance
  • Investment Vehicles
  • Future Trends

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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