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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.

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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 15 Challenges (formative assessments) and 5 Milestones (summative assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

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<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:<br></p> <ul><li>Identify the fundamental components of finance</li><li>Determine the key financial statements used in a business</li><li>Recognize how financial statements are analyzed and influence financial decision making</li><li>Analyze the role of financial forecasting in planning</li><li>Apply the concepts of time value of money, present and future value</li><li>Identify the characteristics and valuation of bonds</li><li>Recognize the characteristics and valuation of stocks</li><li>Determine risk and return concepts</li><li>Recognize the key elements of the securities markets</li><li>Examine overall cost of capital</li><li>Determine the factors that impact a firm’s capital structure</li><li>Evaluate the capital budgeting process</li><li>Compare methods of long-term financing to pay for investments</li><li>Identify the key components of working capital</li><li>Recognize types of dividend payments and factors that firms consider</li></ul>
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