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.
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.
A brief overview of the algebra review module objectives.
PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of how to work with order of operations, combining like terms, distributive property and solving for a variable.
PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of the basics of Time Value of Money.
PowerPoint presentation with applications in Time Value of Money. See accompanying TVM Calculations In Excel supplemental material included in this section.
An assessment of TVM concepts
PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of accounting statements and ratio analyses. See downloadable materials to accompany this presentation.
PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of accounting statements and ratio analysis applications. See downloadable materials to accompany this presentation.
A short quiz to check your understanding of the material in this section.
PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis. See DCF Examples Excel sheet to accompany this presentation.
A short quiz to assess your understanding of the material in this section.
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
PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of securities valuation formulas.
A short quiz to check your understanding of securities valuation models
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.