• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration
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Overview

This Risk, Return and Valuation offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan is an introduction to the notion of risk, its relation to return, and the valuation of projects and companies. This is a capstone course to help you value projects and companies by applying your understanding of time value of money (TVM) and cash flows developed in the first three courses of this specialization. 

This course is part of a specialization titled “Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making” and is helpful if you are interested in applying to an MBA degree program or learning the foundations of finance to be more effective in your career. 

The pedagogy of the course is applied and problem-based with assignments covering every part of the course that each contain multiple problems that, by design,  are introductory and simpler than the more real-world applications you will confront in the real world and more advanced courses. The assignments are all designed by the faculty lead and machine graded.

What You Will Learn

  • To enable you to understand and calculate the risk and return of a project
  • Valuing projects and companies

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. 12 hours to complete
      • Suggested: The workload for this course will vary between 3-5 hours a week.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • What is Risk?
  • Diversification, Risk & Return
  • Leverage, WACC & Valuation
  • Putting it All Together!

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • An exposure to algebra and statistics and an introductory understanding of time value of money (TVM)

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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