About this courseSkip About this course
Due to challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, start dates for the MITx MicroMasters® Program in Finance courses have been postponed until Fall 2020.
Please note: the dates listed for each course are tentative and subject to change. If we make any further changes to the program schedule, we will share this information with you via email, and make it available on our website.
This is a two-part course, and part of the MicroMasters® Program in Finance. It provides a rigorous and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of modern finance and their applications to business challenges in valuation, investments, and corporate financial decisions under a unified framework.
Completing this first course and program will help you prepare for a career as a financial analyst, financial advisor, vice president for finance, chief financial officer, and more.
Finance provides a core function in any productive economy by providing a mechanism for savings, investment, and liquidity. Whether the learner is in a industrialized country or a developing country, financial services are essential for smooth functioning of the economy.
The course is excellent preparation for anyone planning to take the CFA exams.
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- Valuation of fixed income securities and common stocks
- Risk analysis, the Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and the Efficient Market Hypothesis
- Introduction to corporate finance and capital budgeting
- Valuation of derivative securities
- Portfolio theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
- Corporate financial decisions
- Real options, capital structure, payout policy, corporate bonds; and
- Interaction between investment and financing decisions
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