Finance is an essential part of any business, organization, or personal financial planning. This online course covers the fundamentals of finance, including financial statements, financial planning, time value of money, investment decisions, and risk management. You will learn how to analyze financial information and make informed decisions based on financial data.
Through interactive lectures, readings, discussions, and assignments, you will develop your financial literacy and enhance your ability to make financial decisions. This course is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing careers in finance, accounting, or business, or anyone who wants to improve their financial knowledge and skills.
- Understand the basics of financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement
- Analyze financial statements using ratios, such as liquidity ratios, profitability ratios, and debt ratios
- Understand the time value of money concepts, including present value, future value, and annuities
- Apply financial planning concepts, including budgeting, forecasting, and cash management
- Analyze different investment opportunities, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate
- Understand risk and return concepts and apply them to investment decisions
- Evaluate different portfolio theories and diversification methods
- Understand financial derivatives, including options and futures
- Analyze different risk management strategies, including insurance and hedging
- Apply financial analysis techniques to real-world problems and make informed financial decisions