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Michael Olafusi

Coursera: Introduction to Corporate Finance

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You can register on Coursera for Introduction to Corporate Finance at https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-finance 

About the course

This course provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of finance, emphasizing their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, and financial intermediation. Key concepts and applications include: time value of money, risk-return tradeoff, cost of capital, interest rates, retirement savings, mortgage financing, auto leasing, capital budgeting, asset valuation, discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, net present value, internal rate of return, hurdle rate, payback period.


Week 1: Time Value of Money
Welcome to Introduction to Corporate Finance! This first module will introduce you to one of the most important foundational concepts in Finance, the time value of money. Before diving into the Video lectures, I encourage you to take a look at the brief pre-re... More
4 videos, 6 readings
Graded: Problem Set 1: TVM: Intuition Discounting
Graded: Problem Set 2: TVM: Compounding
Graded: Problem Set 3: TVM: Useful Shortcuts
Graded: Problem Set 4: TVM: Useful Shortcuts
Week 2: Interest Rates
In this module, we wrap up the Time Value of Money topic with a discussion of inflation before moving on to our second topic, Interest Rates, and introducing our third topic, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis. By the end of this module, you should feel comfortable... More
4 videos, 1 reading
Graded: Problem Set 6: Interest Rates: APR and EAR
Graded: Problem Set 7: Interest Rates: Term Structure
Week 3: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
This module continues our discussion of discounted cash flow analysis by way of a capital budgeting case. (You might want to download or view the Excel file, “Tablet Case Spreadsheet.xlsx,” that I use in the lectures, but it is not necessary for understanding ... More
3 videos, 2 readings
Graded: Problem Set 9: DCF: Free Cash Flow
Week 4: Return on Investment
This module closes out our discussion of discounted cash flow analysis and caps off the course with a discussion of return on investment. By the end of this module, you should feel comfortable with the notion of free cash flow and the ability to apply a set of... More
3 videos, 1 reading
Graded: Problem Set 14: Return on Investment

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