Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making

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Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making

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Want to learn how to think clearly about important financial decisions and improve your financial literacy? Finance for Everyone will showcase the beauty and power of finance. This introductory finance course will be a gateway into the world of finance and will examine multiple applications to apply to your everyday life. Join us to better understand how to apply frameworks and tools to make smart financial choices.

You will be able to value the impact of different choices available to you: from renting or buying, evaluating car, home and student loans, or deciding whether to go to college versus pursuing a new idea to simply understanding how the financial world works.

Starting with time value of money, the course will help you develop a full appreciation for the many applications of finance. Using real world examples, the course will enable you to understand and analyze many personal and professional decisions we confront on ...

Want to learn how to think clearly about important financial decisions and improve your financial literacy? Finance for Everyone will showcase the beauty and power of finance. This introductory finance course will be a gateway into the world of finance and will examine multiple applications to apply to your everyday life. Join us to better understand how to apply frameworks and tools to make smart financial choices.

You will be able to value the impact of different choices available to you: from renting or buying, evaluating car, home and student loans, or deciding whether to go to college versus pursuing a new idea to simply understanding how the financial world works.

Starting with time value of money, the course will help you develop a full appreciation for the many applications of finance. Using real world examples, the course will enable you to understand and analyze many personal and professional decisions we confront on a daily basis. You will understand stocks and bonds, learn to allocate scarce resources in a value-add way, and adopt smart tools for making every day decisions.

Finance is simultaneously a way of thinking and a set of tools. Finance is everywhere. There are no prerequisites for this course except for a sense of curiosity and a positive attitude. However, a comfort level with algebra and numbers and an understanding of accounting (the language of business) will clearly help. We will, however, try to cover everything starting with fundamentals and highlight when there is a need to do some further work in specific subjects.

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4/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
The special applications chapter and reflections in the last module are more what I expected of the whole of the course, rather than the general framework of the first half of the material. His conversational teaching is great for informal learning (as I'm doing), but I don't need to pass any exams. Much like any in-person course: you like the professor's style or might not benefit from it. TAs are used for forum assistance/moderation during active sessions.
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2 years, 10 months ago
I find it strange that there are the same review for this course as well as the financial decision for everyone from Michigan university. It seems dodge and it restricts the credibility of this course.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
The Content is awesome and as this is from the University of Michigan, a certificate from the same , adds brownie points to your resume. Professor Gautam Kaul is one of the best professors and his teaching style is so friendly and natural that it endears you to do this course. Though let me remind you the fact that the course is difficult and the assessments are exhaustive and painfully difficult.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
Am interested in the course because its a way to go for people that want to make progress financially.
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Daniel Kimwanga

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 4 months ago
he is a smart minded, I think am going to be fitted his faculty, that why am very interested to take the course.
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