Learn and Master the Basics of Finance

Finance for Non-Finance Professionals
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (3,463 ratings)
41,660 students
Learn and Master the Basics of Finance
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (3,463 ratings)
41,678 students
Understand basic to moderately complex finance topics.
Understand the "Financial Times" or any other similar business newspaper or magazines.
Talk confidently about the latest financial issues at dinner parties.
Learn the techniques to managing finances and building wealth

Requirements

  • No prior experience or knowledge of finance is required
Description

This course in Finance is meant for beginners and intermediate level students of finance who would like to get a good grip of the concepts of the subject and be able to comprehend the financial world. 

Most of us read the news without really paying attention to the financial news. This is due to the fact that most of us don't comprehend the basics of the subject. By taking this course, one will be able to build a solid foundation and understand the complex topics by breaking it down to simple concepts.

In order to take this course, one does not need any prior knowledge. However, I would like one to keep an open and receptive mind.

In over 3 hours worth of course material , you will learn every thing from the basics of banking to complex derivative products. The course is structured in such a way that it will gradually build on complex topics yet keeping things simple.

This course is also a great help for students planning to start a university course in finance (such as an MBA) and lack any prior knowledge. This course will ensure that such students will grasp the concepts quickly and not waste time figuring out the basics.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for students and professionals who have a basic or no knowledge of finance and would like to understand the subject well.
  • This course is for students who are planning to start their masters in business administration (MBA) and would like to get a solid foundation before starting.
  • This Course is for people who find it difficult to understand the "Financial times" or similar newspapers and magazines.
  • This course is "NOT" for seasoned finance professionals or people who have an advanced knowledge of finance.
Course content
8 sections • 39 lectures • 3h 14m total length
  • Introduction to the Course
    04:15
  • The Barter System
    02:19
  • The Drawbacks of the Barter System
    01:17
  • Introduction to Money
    03:30
  • Section 2 Wrap Up Quiz
    5 questions
  • The Origins of the Banking System
    02:00
  • Functions of a Bank
    02:31
  • Types of Banks
    03:13
  • Banking Regulation
    04:00
  • Case Study: Collapse of a Bank
    02:59
  • Section 3 Wrap Up Quiz
    8 questions
  • Basics of Economics
    03:08
  • Microeconomics: Demand and Supply
    05:44
  • Price Elasticity of Demand
    02:29
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
    04:00
  • Inflation
    02:38
  • The Monetary and Fiscal Policy
    08:40
  • Business Cycles
    03:17
  • Case Study: Demand and Supply of Crude Oil
    02:54
  • Case Study: The 2008 Financial Crisis
    02:53
  • Section 4 Wrap Up Quiz
    10 questions
  • The Time Value of Money
    04:15
  • Calculating Interest Amount
    04:13
  • Compound Interest
    04:15
  • The Present and Future Value of Money
    07:26
  • Section 5 Wrap Up Quiz
    8 questions
  • Personal Finance
    07:39
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
    10:37
  • Introduction to Financial Analysis
    03:17
  • Case Study: Accounting Scandals
    04:15
  • Section 6 Wrap Up Quiz
    8 questions
  • Sources of Funds
    05:21
  • Cost of Capital
    03:49
  • The Process of Capital Budgeting
    04:05
  • Section 7 Wrap Up Quiz
    7 questions
  • Introduction to Bonds
    08:39
  • Bond Valuation
    09:14
  • Bond Risk and the Risk Management Process
    06:44
  • Stocks and Shares
    01:39
  • Equity Valuation
    12:00
  • Equity Markets and Stock Indices
    05:29
  • Equity Risk
    02:41
  • Mutual Funds
    04:14
  • Introduction to Derivatives
    15:27
  • Alternative Investments
    07:07
  • Section 8 Wrap Up Quiz
    17 questions

Instructor
MBA (Finance), CFA
Nishant Verma
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I am a finance professional with over 8 years of industry experience in the fields of risk management, financial modeling and credit ratings.

I have studied my masters in finance, have completed my bachelors in Computer Engineering and also a CFA Charter Holder.

Through my rich industry experience, I wish to impart the knowledge that I have gained over the years.