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Investments I - Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation, Certificate

Investments I - Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation, Certificate

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  • 1 month
    Duration
In this course, we will discuss fundamental principles of trading off risk and return, portfolio optimization, and security pricing. This Investments I - Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation Course is a part of the Financial Management Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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We will study and use risk-return models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and multi-factor models to evaluate the performance of various securities and portfolios. Specifically, we will learn how to interpret and estimate regressions that provide us with both a benchmark to use for a security given its risk (determined by its beta), as well as a risk-adjusted measure of the security’s performance (measured by its alpha). 

This Investments I - Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation Investments I - Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Building upon this framework, market efficiency and its implications for patterns in stock returns and the asset-management industry will be discussed. Finally, the course will conclude by connecting investment finance with corporate finance by examining firm valuation techniques such as the use of market multiples and discounted cash flow analysis.

 The course emphasizes real-world examples and applications in Excel throughout. This course is the first of two on Investments that I am offering online (“Investments II: Lessons and Applications for Investors” is the second course).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Module 1: Investments Toolkit and Portfolio Formation
  • Module 2: Motivating, Explaining, & Implementing the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Module 3: Testing the CAPM, Multifactor Models, & Market Efficiency
  • Module 4: Investment Finance and Corporate Finance: Firm Valuation

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

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    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
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