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Finance for non-finance professionals

This short course gives an overview of all the main topics covered in an MBA level finance course in a full semester, but with a more intuitive approach on a very high conceptual level. The aim of this course is to provide you with a plan and framework for how financial professionals make decisions.

We'll cover the basics of financial valuation, the time value of money, compounded income, and discounted future income. You will understand discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation and compare it to other methods. In addition, we put ourselves in the heads of financial managers of large corporations and develop the basic tools for investment calculation. We'll look at how, when, and where money is being spent, making trade-offs in terms of investment, growth, dividends, and maintaining sound financial discipline. Then we take the investment perspective of Wall Street or the capital markets and discuss the fundamental trade-offs between risk and return. Then we synthesize our risk discussion with our assessment framework and use it for a number of direct applications in practice. No prior knowledge of finance is required for this course. Rather, it is intended to be a first step for anyone interested in understanding stock markets, valuation, and corporate finance. We'll go through all of the tools and quantitative analysis together and develop a guide to help understand the seemingly complex decisions made by finance professionals. By the end of the course, you will develop an understanding of the key conceptual levers used in financial decisions and their relationship with other areas of the business. This course is also intended to provide you with guidance on how to further develop your financial literacy. In addition, it is ideal as an introduction to all lessons who want to specialize in business administration or finance, but have little experience in this area.