Who is this class for: While each course in this Specialization can be viewed as self-contained, starting with fundamentals, some background in business and finance and familiarity with basic statistical concepts is recommended. This Specialization provides a rigorous foundation in investment management with an emphasis on the latest thinking in asset management. It is most appropriate for working professionals interested in asset management in their careers, or for individuals either preparing for advanced degrees in finance and economics, or looking to acquire the knowledge and tools in order to establish a portfolio that fits their needs and goals and improve their personal investment performance.

Created by:  Rice University

  • Arzu Ozoguz

    Taught by:  Arzu Ozoguz, Finance Faculty

    Jones Graduate School of Business
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 232 ratings

Good review of simple financial material. Not an in-depth review, but a good refresher of modules that you would have seen in your MS Finance or MBA Finance.

This is an excellent course. Dr Arzu O is one of the best instructors. She designed the course in a very thoughtful manner. Her explanation style is very accurate and simple. I am an active investor in equity market, but don't have strong financial base. I have taken this course to learn more about financial markets and the course content very well satisfied my expectation. Practice Quiz and Examples helped me to understand the course content in a better way and encouraged me to read more through some online material. Taking online course in Coursera also was a very positive experience. I have got mroe than what I expected from this course. 5/5 from Me.

-Tapan Shah

A great course. I learned exactly what I hoped to learn. :)

The course was very informative. The material is well summarized for a beginner or as a fresher course. However I wish the quiz module was more user friendly. Sometimes it got questions wrong because it did not recognize a number format when it was not specified.

Also if its possible can old articles be added in PDF. Some links didn't work for nonsubscriber.