In Debt, we take on one of the most challenging financial questions that remains unresolved: How much to borrow? We start by demonstrating why using debt has always been and continues to be a great temptation, particularly when borrowing costs are historically low. We identify conditions for selecting the optimal amount of debt for a corporation looking to maximize its value. You’ll become fluent in related concepts like norms and benchmarks. You will explore these and other factors that influence debt for individuals and for public sector organizations -including governments, who are the largest consumers of debt. Like pollution, debt creates systemic risks even for the people and organizations that don’t create it. This course discusses the imperative of limiting and reducing debt and the costs to all of us if we don’t. We build on case based learning giving you opportunities to interpret, uncover and acquire financial information that is often hidden or missing. We also summarize important threads from previous courses to give you a deep and cohesive understanding of when debt works for you and when it becomes your worst enemy.
À propos de ce cours
Founded in 1887, McMaster University is committed to creativity, innovation, and excellence by inspiring critical thinking, personal growth, and a passion for learning. Ranked amongst the Top 100 universities in the world, McMaster pioneered a learner-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning that is now known worldwide as the “McMaster Model”.
À propos du Spécialisation La finance pour tous
Watch this intro video to learn more about the Specialization curriculum and Capstone Project!
Foire Aux Questions
Quand aurai-je accès aux vidéos de cours et aux devoirs ?
À quoi ai-je droit si je m'abonne à cette Spécialisation ?
Is financial aid available?
What will I be able to do upon completing the course?
How long does it take to complete this course?
How often is this course offered?
What background knowledge is necessary?
Puis-je obtenir des crédits universitaires si je réussis le Cours ?
D'autres questions ? Visitez le Centre d'Aide pour les Etudiants.