Fundamentals of Finance-Executive Concentration

Fundamentals of Finance-Executive Concentration

USD 1000


Consumer Insights Certificate




100% online


3 units

A Programme by USC Marshall

This course will teach you the requisite skills to research and calculate financial data, raise investment capital, and manage investment assets wisely. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by using electronic spreadsheets and develop strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills that can benefit you across a broad range of careers.

Learning Outcomes

Compare and contrast the benefits and risks of multiple securities

Evaluate the potential impact of inflation and the economic cycle on different types of securities

Analyze financial statements and calculate risk and return for investment

Use the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) to determine the viability of an investment decision

Use the net present value rule to determine optimal investing strategies

Evaluate leverage and risk using the Miller and Modigliani and other theories of Capital structure

Evaluate the impact of other factors on returns including firm size, market to book ratios, momentum, time periods, and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

Compare and contrast potential risks and returns for investors across four investment styles (index, value, growth and blended)

Determine which type of investing best meets their business or personal needs: value, index or growth

Determine the investment criteria and diversification of mutual funds

Who will you learn with?

Mick  Swartz

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Executive Concentration?

Executive Concentration is a collection of 3 modules with a duration of 12 weeks. These Executive Concentration courses are created from modules presented in complete Master's degrees, this guarantees the quality of the course.

What is the duration of an Executive Concentration?

The Executive Concentration courses differ, but on average the duration is 12 weeks.

Can an Executive Concentration be certified?

Yes, when you complete an Executive Concentration you will receive certification.

What universities are Executive Concentration from?

The Executive Concentration courses are created by professors from the world's top universities known for their research and teaching methodologies, and include professors from the Universities of Cambridge, Southern California, California Los Angeles, and Notre Dame.

Do I have to enrol at a particular time in order to start an Executive Concentration?

No, Executive Concentration courses are self-managed and you can enrol at any time. You can study as and when your agenda and schedule allow.

Are all Executive Concentration online?

Yes, the Executive Concentration courses are fully online.

How can I see which Executive Concentration are available?

You can view our full portfolio of Executive Concentration courses here.

How can I see which universities offer Executive Concentration?

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