Principles of Finance reviews
Good info. Some of the wording of the questions were confusing.
Very informative and easy to follow along
The course is very difficult especially for those students who are not interested in the financial field.
it a great journey with this course...
This course was very comprehensive and could use more examples specifically in Unit 3 the calculations for Investment opportunities and weighted average cost of capital. In addition to case studies add live examples of formula solution to the glossary or chapter summary.
Great Course. I learned a lot and enjoyed the self pace of the platform.
Really tough class and lots of reading but its manageable.
This course was challenging, but I learned a lot. I would suggest taking this class after the accounting class options.
A long, helpful course
harder than I thought
Tutorials make the process easy to learn. Having PDF's of each course really helped during the milestone!
Great course with very helpful tutorial! I can just offer this course to everyone!
Ir was a challenging course.
This course was information and challenging. I feel like there is some contradictory definitions which made some of the milestone questions very confusing. Take this one slow and read carefully.
This was a hard course, but very informative. I had a hard time grasping some of the concepts and tried leaving a message for a coach to respond to, but haven't heard back as of yet.
Quick course, a little difficult towards the end.
Great course to take.
This course was challenging but easy.
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Gain an understanding of foundational finance concepts such as financial statements, market instruments, capital budgeting and more. Go at your own speed and apply college-level credits toward your degree.
ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits
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Sophia's Principles of Finance course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of finance. Specifically, you will learn about the operating environment of the firm, financial statements, and financial ratios. You will also learn about the time value of money, the characteristics of market instruments, the process of capital budgeting, and elements of working capital management.
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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 15 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.
At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify the fundamental components of finance
- Determine the key financial statements used in a business
- Recognize how financial statements are analyzed and influence financial decision making
- Analyze the role of financial forecasting in planning
- Apply the concepts of time value of money, present and future value
- Identify the characteristics and valuation of bonds
- Recognize the characteristics and valuation of stocks
- Risk and Return
- Recognize the key elements of the securities markets
- Cost of Capital
- Determine the factors that impact a firm’s capital structure
- Evaluate the capital budgeting process
- Obtaining Capital: Methods of Long-Term Financing
- Identify the key components of working capital
- Dividends and Dividend Policy
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