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Understand and apply the foundational principles of finance to most business problems and strategies. This Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan focuses on both the theory and practice of financial decision-making through an applied lens. 

Ideal for learners seeking to advance their career and/or pursue a business degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a great understanding of foundational concepts in finance will help you to understand the principles of personal finance and investing.

After successful completion of the four-course program, you will be equipped to make thoughtful decisions based on a framework built using multiple advances in modern financial theory.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the sources of value of companies
  • Evaluate the cash flows of a project
  • Evaluate the risk of a project
  • Value a project and a strategy

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Time Value of Money
  • Decision Criteria & Applications
  • Bonds & Stocks
  • Risk, Return & Valuation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • Some exposure, or an interest in, real world problems typically gained through a couple of years of work experience. An aptitude for numbers.

Tuition Fee

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