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This short course surveys all the major topics covered in a full semester MBA level finance course, but with a more intuitive approach on a very high conceptual level. The goal here is give you a roadmap and framework for how financial professional make decisions. We will cover the basics of financial valuation, the time value of money, compounding returns, and discounting the future. You will understand discounted cash flow (DCF) valuation and how it compares to other methods. We also step inside the mind of a corporate financial manager and develop the basic tools of capital budgeting. We will survey the how, when, and where to spend money, make tradeoffs about investment, growth, dividends, and how to ensure sound fiscal discipline. Our journey then turns to a Wall Street or capital markets perspective of investments as we discuss the fundamental tradeoff between risk and return. We then synthesize our discussion of risk with our valuation framework and incorporate it into series of direct applications to practice. This course requires no prior familiarity with finance. Rather, it is intended to be a first step for anyone who is curious about understanding stock markets, valuation, or corporate finance. We will walk through all of the tools and quantitative analysis together and develop a guide for understanding the seemingly complex decisions that finance professionals make. By the end of the course, you will develop an understanding of the major conceptual levers that push and pull on financial decision making and how they relate to other areas of business. The course should also serve as a roadmap for where to further your finance education and it would be an excellent introduction of any students contemplating an MBA or Finance concentration, but who has little background in the area....



Great Course, Very solid start for those who are trying to enter Finance world.\n\nIt makes you love this field if you are not familiar with it and have no previous experience.\n\nGreat Job Professor.


This is a very well designed course. Taking you through basics and in the end puts you in a real business scenario where you are expected to take a decision based on the tools and concepts you learnt.


Finance for Non-Finance Professionals: 126 - 150 / 414 レビュー



It conveys the topic as fun as possible and with nice examples. Concepts are told in such a manner that it makes a great sense.

by Yi T Y


Exactly what I needed to increase my financial knowledge. This will give me a good base to continue on other financial courses.

by Beng H S


This is one of the classes that I would recommend to anyone whom is interested to horn their skills and knowledge on finance.

by Mario G


Excellent basic course for non financial professionals. I have learned how to apply some tools into my day to day activities

by Matteo V


Fantastic course that gives you an overview of all the financial tools needed to evaluate companies and projects performance

by Prompiriya P


Informative, interesting, and very insightful. A bit too difficult for someone with weak math skills. But a good challenge!

by Cathy Q Z


Very nice course. The instructor is great and it's a perfect start for anyone who wants to learn the basic finance concept.

by Rahul N


Brilliant for people who have no background of Finance or people from Science Background. Thanks to James for such classes

by Joanne


this is a great head start for anyone transitioning into a new (or more financially based) career or academic training.

by Roberto R


the best course on finance for the ones who wants to understand and get better on their skills, I recommended 100%.

by Kazi A 1


Very well structured course. The instructor explained complicated topics in a very simplistic and interesting way.



Excellent course. The professor was very clear and to the point and always tried to make it easy for the learners.

by Russell M


It's cool to do classes from prestigious universities, especially when learning how to be financially literate!

by Elie A


I really enjoyed this course as it simplifies the subjects and we build some excel sheets.

Thank you professor

by Nicolò R


I have found this course very interesting with easy to understand lessons. Great job and recommended course!

by Iwan S


This course is adding my knowledge regarding cash flow and basic finance for non finance department. Thanks

by Gautam S


The professor was excellent and the content was great too. Loved the course. Waiting to get more from RICE.

by Martin E


Very good video lessons and the general outline of the course was "just right" in both timeline and content

by Mounir S


I'm very proud and Happy, and I'm very grateful for Mr. James Weston and for RICE university and COURSERA

by Gauri S


This course is really good for the one's like me who are new to finance and want gain knowledge about it.



Very useful knowledge for finance sector. Really a great exposure and expanding in the career milestone.

by Rounak S


Amazing course ! Prof. James is having immense knowledge of Finance.

His delivery of speech is excellent.

by Alishan C


The instructor did a fantastic job of explaining technical concepts and made the course very enjoyable!

by Rajeev K S


A lot of Learning and analyzing about the basic of Finance to enhance my knowledge and understanding.

by Jordan T


It was great, I think some answers on final exam might be wrong but the lessons themselves were great