Surviving Introduction to Finance

Key concepts to help you survive your first finance course.
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (84 ratings)
5,492 students
23min of on-demand video
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By the end of this course you will be able to successfully complete an introduction to finance course.


  • No prior requirements necessary. Access to Excel is helpful.


This course is designed to help those who are currently taking or planning to take an introduction to finance course.

The materials provided in the course include video presentations, detailed PowerPoints, Excel templates, and quizzes to assess your understanding of the material.

The typical time required to complete the course is from one to two weeks but can be completed earlier or later, depending on your need and progress.

The course is structured around 7 modules ranging from algebra review to time value of money, accounting statement review, and discounted cash flow analysis.

This course will help fill in the gap you may find when taking a finance course for the first time. These are the gaps your instructor likely will not address or will do so with less attention than you would like.

Who this course is for:

  • The intended audience is an undergraduate or graduate student as well as anyone interested in learning more about finance concepts.


Professor of Finance
Jim Triplett
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 84 Reviews
  • 5,492 Students
  • 1 Course

Jim Triplett is a managing partner of instructional design / finance, at Nouveau Erudit as well as a faculty member at Lakeland Community College and University of Phoenix. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Management (Finance and Human Resource Management) from Mercyhurst College, a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Gannon University, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Mercyhurst College, a Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology from West Virginia University, and ABD toward a PhD in Organization and Management (Leadership) at Capella University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Education Technology. Jim has more than 25 years experience in finance, economics, organizational design, and engineering in manufacturing, service and government sectors and is an author of five books on organizational design, ethics, and finance.

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