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    Application Deadline
  • 7 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Financial Management Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign covers the fundamentals of strategic financial management, including financial accounting, investments, and corporate finance. You will learn to evaluate major strategic corporate and investment decisions and to understand capital markets and institutions from a financial perspective, and you will develop an integrated framework for value-based financial management and individual financial decision-making.

The Financial Management Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course in this Specialization also fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit.

When you complete the Financial Management Specialization, you will:

  • Have a solid foundation in developing an integrated framework for strategic financial decision-making.
  • Have a thorough understanding of financial statements and the financial information they provide, and be able to critically evaluate and analyze cash flows statements.
  • Understand the management and evaluation of portfolios and firm valuation techniques.
  • Understand how to incorporate risk and uncertainty into investment decisions and understand how companies make financing and investment decisions.

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 7 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 7 months to complete
      • Suggested 6 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting: Foundations
  • Financial Accounting: Advanced Topics
  • Investments I: Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation
  • Investments II: Lessons and Applications for Investors
  • Corporate Finance I: Measuring and Promoting Value Creation
  • Corporate Finance II: Financing Investments and Managing Risk
  • Financial Management Capstone

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Intermediate Level

Tuition Fee

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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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