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Surviving Introduction to Finance

Key concepts to help you survive your first finance course.
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1,017 students enrolled
Created by Jim Triplett
Last updated 8/2015
English
Free
Includes:
  • 23 mins on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • The intended audience is an undergraduate or graduate student as well as anyone interested in learning more about finance concepts.
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to successfully complete an introduction to finance course.
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Requirements
  • No prior requirements necessary. Access to Excel is helpful.
Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome to Surviving Introduction to Finance
1 Lecture 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.

Welcome to Surviving Introduction to Finance video
03:32
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Algebra Review
2 Lectures 04:09

A brief overview of the algebra review module objectives.

Algebra review video
04:09

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

Algebra Review PowerPoint
26 pages

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

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

Introduction to Time Value of Money PowerPoint
28 pages

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

Time Value of Money PowerPoint
17 pages

An assessment of TVM concepts

TVM self-check assessment
5 questions
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Accounting Statements and Ratio Analysis
3 Lectures 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


Accounting statements and ratio analysis video
03:21

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

Accounting Statements and Ratio Analysis PowerPoint
29 pages

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

Accounting Statements and Ratio Analysis applications PowerPoint
23 pages

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

Accounting Statements and Ratio Analysis self-check assessment
5 questions
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Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
2 Lectures 04:15
A discussion of the decision-making process in finance using Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and Payback.
Discounted cash flow analysis video
04:15

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

Discounted Cash Flow PowerPoint
21 pages

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

Discounted Cash Flow self-check assessment
5 questions
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Securities Valuation
2 Lectures 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

Securities valuation video
04:11

PowerPoint presentation, with examples, of securities valuation formulas.

Securities Valuation PowerPoint
17 pages

A short quiz to check your understanding of securities valuation models

Securities Valuation self-check assessment
4 questions
About the Instructor
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1,017 Students
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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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