Start Your Journey In Developing Financial Literacy

Learn the language of finance and step toward your financial literacy.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

Last updated: November 17, 2015.

THIS COURSE IS WITH...

  • lifetime access
  • 30-day money back guarantee!
  • availability on iOS and Android
  • certificate of Completion

> Are you going to start the first course in finance?

> Do you have issues in understanding the concept of time value of money and cash flow valuation?

> Are you a (personal/business) financial decision maker who need a solid understanding of finance?

> Do you solve finance exercises/problems STEP BY STEP but do not really know why the STEPS are like that?

> Do you want to begin learning finance?

If your answer is 'YES' to any one of the above questions, THIS COURSE IS THE PERFECT ONE FOR YOU TO START WITH...

Time value of money:

  • Why is the timing of cash flow important?

Interest rate:

  • What is the interest?
  • How are the simple interest and compound interest different?

Future value and present value:

  • How to calculate the future value of a single cash flow?
  • How to calculate the future value of multiple cash flows?
  • How to calculate the present value of a single cash flow?
  • How to calculate the present value of multiple cash flows?

If you are looking for the answers to these questions, you have chosen the right course.

Almost everyone has to make financial decisions. Even if one is not a business manager or portfolio manager, s/he must make financial decisions appropriately for his/her personal financial well-being, which necessitates achieving financial literacy. The instructor recognizes the importance of financial literacy for all. This course is also suitable for absolute beginners who have never attended a finance course before, wants to start achieving the financial literacy at a basic level, and may continue learning finance at advanced level in future.

Most of the personal and business level financial decision making involve the valuation of present and future cash flows. This course covers the essential concepts for understanding such valuation.

This course consists of several video lectures that will be updated over time and based on students' requests, quizzes at the end of every section for testing your level of understanding, and additional resources. The lectures contain explanations of necessary concepts along with examples and illustrations. Some of the lectures will be prepared for demonstrating the MS Excel applications of the concepts covered in this course.

The instructor welcomes his students for continuous discussion with him. Any sort of input for improving the course is also appreciated. He also expects your positive and genuine review and rating of the course.

What are the requirements?

  • No specific requirements
  • A little familiarity with Microsoft Excel interface would be helpful

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Explain why timing can affect the value of money
  • Draw a cash flow timeline for visualizing cash flow(s)
  • Differentiate compound interest from simple interest
  • Calculate the future value and present value of a single cash flow
  • Calculate the future value and present value of multiple cash flows
  • Differentiate between an annuity and a perpetuity
  • Differentiate between an ordinary annuity and an annuity due
  • Calculate the future value and present value of an ordinary annuity, an annuity due, and a perpetuity

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for those who want to start the journey of developing their financial literacy. No prior formal education in finance is needed to understand the content.
  • As a supplementary course for students attending or going to attend the first course in finance.
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business managers with a non-finance background
  • Anyone interested

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:09

The introduction. Students get an overall idea about the scope of the course.

5 pages

The instructor shows how the students should participate in this course to get the maximum benefit.

05:19

In this lecture the course instructor explains why timing, in addition to the amount, of cash flow is important. After completing this lecture, students should be able to recognize how the timing may affect the value of a particular cash flow.

End-of-section quiz
3 questions
Section 2: Cash Flow Time Line
09:13

In this lecture, the instructor explains the concept of cash inflows and outflows, and how the amount and timing of such cash flows can be shown using a time line. A student should be able to exhibit different types of cash flows using a cash flow time line after completing this lecture.

End-of-section quiz
3 questions
Section 3: The Interest: Simple and Compound
12:17

The main goal of this lecture is to introduce the simple interest as a compensation for delaying any cash flow. The student should be able to recognize that any delay of cash flow is justified if an interest is provided.

07:55

Compound interest is commonly used in the real world. Therefore, the instructor explains how the compound interest is different from the simple interest. After attending this lecture, a student should understand how the compound interest works in the real world.

End-of-section quiz
3 questions
Section 4: Future Value and Present Value of a Single Cash Flow
14:41

This lecture is very important for understating the key relationships among cash flow, interest, time, and the value of cash flow. The instructor explains the derivation of the basic future value formula along with an example of its application. A student should be able to calculate the future value of a single cash flow after completing this lesson attentively.

05:30

The instructor shows how the present value is derived from the future value formula and it's application with an example. It will be very easy for a student to calculate the present value of a single cash flow after completion of this lecture.

End-of-section quiz
3 questions
Section 5: Future Value and Present Value of Multiple Cash Flows
11:41

In this lecture, the instructor explains how the basic future value formula can also be applied to calculate the future value of a series of cash flows with an example. The student should acquire the ability to estimate the future value of any financial transactions involving multiple cash flows.

05:03

The instructor uses an example to estimate the present value of multiple future cash flows. After attending, a student should be able to apply the time value of money concept for the valuation of multiple future cash flows.

Multiple unequal cash flows
3 questions
02:29

After completing this lecture students will be able to understand the definition of annuity, identify an annuity based on its main characteristics, and illustrate and annuity using a cash flow time line.

03:49

Students will be able to understand the difference between an ordinary annuity and an annuity due.

10:14

After completing this lecture the students would be able to understand the formula of future value of an ordinary annuity along with its derivation. They will also be able to apply the knowledge to calculate the future value of a real world ordinary annuity.

Future value of an annuity due
08:04
Present value of an ordinary annuity
07:44
Present value of an annuity due
10:27
Perpetuity
03:20
Present value of a perpetuity
05:29
Section 6: Summary
1 page

The instructor provides a summary diagram of the course so that students can review their understanding in an organized way.

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Instructor Biography

Md Mohan Uddin, PhD in Finance, Academician

Md Mohan Uddin enjoys making learning and instruction videos and is very much excited to get a platform like Udemy, where he can utilize those technologies for the purpose of reaching a large number of learners worldwide. During his academic career, he has been teaching undergraduate/graduate level business and finance courses since 2003. The courses he taught include: Corporate Finance, International Finance, Financial Management, Principles of Finance, Investment Analysis, Bank Management, Banking & Insurance, Project Management, Strategic Management, and Computer Applications in Business. He has got his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees majoring in Finance and Banking from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and his Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from Universiti Utara Malaysia. Currently he is working as Associate Professor of Finance at United International University. Before that, he worked as Senior Lecturer in Finance at Universiti Utara Malaysia, as Assistant Professor at United International University, and as Lecturer in Finance at two other universities all in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In addition to presenting research papers in international conferences he has also been active in publishing research articles in different local and international journals in the area of finance. His area of interest includes corporate finance, capital market and its regulation, international finance, and small business finance.

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