Surviving Introduction to Finance

Key concepts to help you survive your first finance course.
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Instructed by Jim Triplett Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will be able to successfully complete an introduction to finance course.

What is the target audience?

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

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to Surviving Introduction to Finance
03:32

The information in this video provides viewers with an overview of each module. The modules may be viewed in any order, although the design is based on a linear sequence.

Section 2: Algebra Review
04:09

A brief overview of the algebra review module objectives.

26 pages

PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of how to work with order of operations, combining like terms, distributive property and solving for a variable.

Module 1 self-check assessment
5 questions
Section 3: Time Value of Money
Time value of money video
03:21
28 pages

PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of the basics of Time Value of Money.

17 pages

PowerPoint presentation with applications in Time Value of Money. See accompanying TVM Calculations In Excel supplemental material included in this section.

5 questions

An assessment of TVM concepts

Section 4: Accounting Statements and Ratio Analysis
03:21
A discussion of the Balance Sheet, horizontal / vertical analysis for balance sheets, the Income Statement, Horizontal analysis for income statements, and ratio analysis


29 pages

PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of accounting statements and ratio analyses. See downloadable materials to accompany this presentation.

23 pages

PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of accounting statements and ratio analysis applications. See downloadable materials to accompany this presentation.

5 questions

A short quiz to check your understanding of the material in this section.

Section 5: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
04:15
A discussion of the decision-making process in finance using Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and Payback.
21 pages

PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis. See DCF Examples Excel sheet to accompany this presentation.

5 questions

A short quiz to assess your understanding of the material in this section.

Section 6: Securities Valuation
04:11

A discussion of three types of common securities valuation models covered in an Introduction to Finance Course: 1) Dividend Discount Model (DDM); 2) Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM); and 3) bond valuation

17 pages

PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of securities valuation formulas.

4 questions

A short quiz to check your understanding of securities valuation models

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Instructor Biography

Jim Triplett, Professor of Finance

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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