Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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About this course: Finance is for “Non-financial Managers” who want to understand key financial principles and apply them in a real-world context. Over the course of the program window, you will work your way through a series of nine modules that move from understanding basic financial principles to applying financial analysis and ratios to drive decisions. In addition, each module is capped with an ending self-evaluation to ensure that you have absorbed the following key learning objectives: + Understand the language associated with finance + Know how and when to use financial terms and analysis techniques + Read and assess company performance using financial statements + Recognize the…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Finance is for “Non-financial Managers” who want to understand key financial principles and apply them in a real-world context. Over the course of the program window, you will work your way through a series of nine modules that move from understanding basic financial principles to applying financial analysis and ratios to drive decisions. In addition, each module is capped with an ending self-evaluation to ensure that you have absorbed the following key learning objectives: + Understand the language associated with finance + Know how and when to use financial terms and analysis techniques + Read and assess company performance using financial statements + Recognize the link between organizational strategy and financial objectives + Use "the numbers" to your best advantage to make more informed decisions

Who is this class for: This course is appropriate for professionals within any functional area who have limited knowledge and/or experience with finance and who need to enhance their financial acumen. Such knowledge enables managers and leaders to ask more meaningful questions, to assess the financial implications of decisions, and to be better equipped to make informed strategic choices. The online program format is for working professionals who prefer the flexibility of an online program or who cannot dedicate time for our on-campus two-day program. Participants should have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and understand basic financial calculations.

Created by:  Emory University
  • Taught by:  Thomas Smith, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Finance

    Goizueta Business School
Level Intermediate Commitment 9 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.5 stars Average User Rating 4.5See what learners said Задания курса

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction
This module will introduce the professor and provide an overview of the course.


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  1. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Thomas Smith Bio
  2. Video: Meet the Instructor
  3. Video: Course Introduction
  4. Video: Course Overview
  5. Video: Course Takeaways


WEEK 2


Financial Statement Basics
This module will provide an overview of Financial Statements.


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  1. Video: Overview of Financial Statements
  2. Video: Balance Sheet - Part 1
  3. Video: Balance Sheet - Part 2
  4. Вопрос для обсуждения: Balance Sheet - Activity 2
  5. Video: Balance Sheet - Part 3
  6. Video: Balance Sheet - Part 4
  7. Вопрос для обсуждения: Balance Sheet - Activity 4
  8. Video: Income Statement - Part 1
  9. Вопрос для обсуждения: Income Statement - Activity 1
  10. Video: Income Statement - Part 2
  11. Вопрос для обсуждения: Income Statement - Activity 2
  12. Video: Cash Flow Statement - Part 1
  13. Вопрос для обсуждения: Cash Flow Statement - Activity 1
  14. Video: Cash Flow Statement - Part 2
  15. Video: Cash Flow Statement - Part 3
  16. Video: Cash Flow Statement - Part 4

Graded: Balance Sheet - Activity 1
Graded: Balance Sheet - Activity 3
Graded: Cash Flow Statement - Activity 2
Graded: Financial Statement Assessment

WEEK 3


Financial Statement Manipulation
This module will teach the "How-to"s for common sizing and other techniques for the manipulation of financial documents.


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  1. Video: "How-To"
  2. Video: Common Sizing and the Manipulation of Financial Documents – Part 1
  3. Вопрос для обсуждения: Common Sizing - Activity 1
  4. Video: Common Sizing and the Manipulation of Financial Documents – Part 2
  5. Video: Common Sizing and the Manipulation of Financial Documents – Part 3
  6. Вопрос для обсуждения: Common Sizing - Activity 3
  7. Video: Common Sizing and the Manipulation of Financial Documents – Part 4
  8. Вопрос для обсуждения: Common Sizing - Activity 4
  9. Video: Side by Side Common Sizing Analysis – Part 1
  10. Video: Side by Side Common Sizing Analysis – Part 2
  11. Вопрос для обсуждения: Side By Side Common Sizing - Activity 1
  12. Video: Side by Side Common Sizing Analysis – Part 3
  13. Вопрос для обсуждения: Side By Side Common Sizing - Activity 2
  14. Video: Side by Side Common Sizing Analysis – Part 4

Graded: Common Sizing - Activity 2
Graded: Financial Statement Manipulation Assessment

WEEK 4


Financial Statement Analysis
This module will explain ratio analysis.


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  1. Video: Ratio Analysis - Part 1
  2. Вопрос для обсуждения: Financial Ratio Equation Sheet
  3. Video: Ratio Analysis - Part 2
  4. Video: Ratio Analysis - Part 3
  5. Вопрос для обсуждения: Ratio Analysis - Activity 1
  6. Video: Ratio Analysis - Part 4
  7. Video: Ratio Analysis - Part 5
  8. Вопрос для обсуждения: Ratio Analysis - Activity 2

Graded: Financial Statement Analysis Assessment

WEEK 5


Valuation Ratios
This module will discuss effective tax rates, valuation ratios, and management of assets.


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  1. Video: Effective Tax Rate
  2. Вопрос для обсуждения: Valuation Ratios - Activity 1
  3. Video: Management of Assets - Part 1
  4. Вопрос для обсуждения: Valuation Ratios - Activity 2
  5. Video: Management of Assets - Part 2
  6. Вопрос для обсуждения: Valuation Ratio Activity - Part 3
  7. Video: Management of Assets - Part 3
  8. Вопрос для обсуждения: Valuation Ratios - Activity 4
  9. Video: Management of Assets - Part 4
  10. Video: Management of Assets - Part 5

Graded: Valuation Ratios Assessment

WEEK 6


Time Value of Money
This module will teach the time value of money.


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  1. Video: Time Value of Money - Part 1
  2. Video: Time Value of Money - Part 2
  3. Video: Annuity - Part 1
  4. Video: Annuity - Part 2
  5. Video: Perpetuity
  6. Video: Net Present Value - Part 1
  7. Video: Net Present Value - Part 2

Graded: Time Value of Money - Activity 1
Graded: Time Value of Money - Activity 2
Graded: Time Value of Money - Activity 3
Graded: Time Value of Money Assessment

WEEK 7


Investment Decision Techniques
This module will demonstrate a variety of investment decision techniques.


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  1. Video: Investment Decision Techniques
  2. Video: Investment Decision Rules
  3. Video: Net Present Value
  4. Video: Payback Period
  5. Video: Average Accounting Rate of Return
  6. Video: Internal Rate of Return
  7. Video: Profitability Index
  8. Video: Investment Decision Rules Activity
  9. Вопрос для обсуждения: Investment Decision Rules - Activity 1
  10. Video: Investment Decision Rules - IRR Example 1
  11. Video: Investment Decision Rules - IRR Example 2
  12. Video: Investment Decision Rules - Payback Period Example
  13. Video: Investment Decision Rules - Average Accounting Rate of Return Example
  14. Video: Investment Decision Rules - Profitability Index Example

Graded: Investment Decision Techniques Assessment

WEEK 8


Cost of Capital and Risk Management
This module will teach cost of capital, including weighted average cost of capital, and risk management


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  1. Video: Cost of Capital and Risk Management
  2. Video: Cost of Equity - Dividend Growth Model Part 1
  3. Вопрос для обсуждения: Cost of Capital - Activity 1
  4. Video: Cost of Equity - Dividend Growth Model Part 2
  5. Video: Cost of Equity - CAPM
  6. Вопрос для обсуждения: Cost of Capital - Activity 2
  7. Video: Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) – Part 1
  8. Video: Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) – Part 2
  9. Video: Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) – Part 3
  10. Вопрос для обсуждения: Cost of Capital - Activity 4

Graded: Cost of Capital - Activity 3
Graded: Cost of Capital and Risk Management Assessment

WEEK 9


Course Wrap-up
This module will review at a high level various components of the course.


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  1. Video: Course Wrap-up
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