Principle of Finance

In this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of finance and its practical applications in various settings. The overall goal of this course is to equip you with a strong foundation in financial concepts and their applications. By the end of this course, you will be able to understand and analyze financial statements, evaluate investment opportunities, and make informed financial decisions.

Learning Goals

Duration: 40 hours
Course prerequisite: Students/early career/professionals
  • Understand the key principles and theories of finance
  • Analyze financial statements and evaluate financial performance
  • Understand the time value of money and apply it to investment decisions
  • Evaluate investment opportunities and calculate risk and return
  • Understand the basics of financial markets and their functions

Course Outline

  1.  Introduction to Finance: In this module, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of finance, including financial statements, the time value of money, and the role of financial markets.

  2.  Financial Statement Analysis: This module will teach you how to analyze financial statements to evaluate a company’s financial performance and make informed investment decisions.

  3.  Time Value of Money: In this module, you will learn about the time value of money and its applications in investment decision-making.

  4.  Risk and Return: This module will cover the basics of risk and return and how they relate to investment decisions.

  5.  Capital Budgeting: In this module, you will learn how to evaluate investment opportunities using various capital budgeting techniques.

  6.  Financial Markets and Institutions: This module will introduce you to the various financial markets and institutions and their functions.

Course Curriculum