Foundations of Modern Finance  I
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date_range Starts on September 22, 2021
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assignment Level : Advanced
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This is a two-part course, and part of the MicroMasters® Program in Finance. It provides a rigorous and comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of modern finance and their applications to business challenges in valuation, investments, and corporate financial decisions under a unified framework.

Completing this first course and program will help you prepare for a career as a financial analyst, financial advisor, vice president for finance, chief financial officer, and more.

Finance provides a core function in any productive economy by providing a mechanism for savings, investment, and liquidity. Whether the learner is in a industrialized country or a developing country, financial services are essential for smooth functioning of the economy.

The course is excellent preparation for anyone planning to take the CFA exams.

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Prerequisite

  • Basic Probability and Statistics;
  • Calculus

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Syllabus

  • Valuation of fixed income securities and common stocks
  • Risk analysis, the Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and the Efficient Market Hypothesis
  • Introduction to corporate finance and capital budgeting
  • Valuation of derivative securities
  • Portfolio theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Corporate financial decisions
    • Real options, capital structure, payout policy, corporate bonds; and
    • Interaction between investment and financing decisions
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Instructors

Leonid Kogan
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Professor of Management and a Professor of Finance
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jiang Wang
Mizuho Financial Group Professor and a Professor of Finance, Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Egor Matveyev
Executive Director of MicroMasters Program in Finance
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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