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This course provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of finance, emphasizing their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, and financial intermediation. Key concepts and applications include: time value of money, risk-return tradeoff, cost of capital, interest rates, retirement savings, mortgage financing, auto leasing, capital budgeting, asset valuation, discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, net present value, internal rate of return, hurdle rate, payback period....

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21 oct. 2016

The professor is very patient, he spends a lot of time making sense of the equations and the calculation process, which helps me comprehend the concepts and their application really a lot. Thank you!


26 sept. 2021

An excellent course overall. I really enjoyed the learning experience and look forward to more courses from Wharton. Special thanks to professor Michael Roberts for providing great value in 1 course.

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par Maprang

26 juil. 2020

I don't have a finance background so this course has opened my eyes to the world of corporate finance.

I like how well-thought-out Prof Michael is in designing the course in which all topics flow nicely from week 1 to week 4 and how each concept introduced is interdependent to create a solid financial analysis that people can use to determine the valuation of a project or an investment. However, I'd have rated this course 5 stars, had there been more quizzes, hands-on assignments or final exams that require students to use tools and concepts learned to forecast cash flows and figure out the valuation by themselves. I'm a hands-on learner and although I got 100% from this course I'm not certain I actually understood everything and that I could go out in the real world and start doing some mini financial analysis.

Overall, it's a good introductory course and Prof. Michael's pace of explanation is nice. I'd recommend people who want to know the basics of corporate finance take this course only after Accounting course to understand the terms used in the course better.

par Atul S

15 nov. 2015

Very useful. Prof. Roberts explained the concepts very lucidly.

In module-3, 4 I felt as if some lectures were skipped from the original sequence. For e.g. in the end of 4.1 - Return on Investment, the Prof tells that next lecture will be about cost of capital but 4.2 is Sensitivity Analysis. Similarly at the end of 3.3 - Forecasting Free Cash Flow we are told that the next lecture will discuss decision criteria but 4.1 is Return on Investment starts by stating that last lecture discussed sensitivity analysis.

I rechecked the sequence of the lectures from the Coursera so to me it seems some videos are missed somewhere.

Thank you for a wonderful learning experience.

par Stephen K

25 févr. 2017

Well taught, practical approach, good example and quiz problems. Overall sort of a minimalist coverage of the topic, but those who don't need an overly in-depth coverage of material will appreciate this. The presented concepts are necessary for basic understanding of business decisions but with this foundation you are prepared to learn much more. The course could benefit from additional real-life examples and concepts from financial decision making. A previous version of the course included discussions about leverage and involvement of financial institutions in project funding. A project with scenario analysis would be enlightening.

par Ashish H S

17 juil. 2020

Prof. Roberts starts off really well with the 1st two weeks, covering Time Value of Money, Discounting & Compounding, Shortcuts for Annuities & Perpetuities, APR & EAR, Term Structure and leading into the 3rd week with Decision Making with NPV, IRR, and Payback period. However, I found it a bit complex to understand some of the Tablet case spreadsheet explanations. It, all of a sudden, felt a bit overwhelming relative to the topics covered earlier. The discussions on Sensitivity Analysis could perhaps use simpler examples like those in Week 4 to explain Comparative Statics and Break Even Analysis. A great course, nevertheless.

par Bharani K

17 janv. 2018

The videos were well put together. The teaching style is easy to follow. A few tweaks to the course and the quizzes will make it a bit more interesting and challenging. The professor could ask more hypothetical questions during the lectures that regular students in his classes or online discussion forums ask. There could be more quizzes and more questions in each quiz. The very rigid format in answering questions is honestly a bit cumbersome and confusing. Instead multiple choices can be given to take the formatting out of the equation. Lack of active mentorship is a downside that needs to be corrected.

par Malik M

14 déc. 2015

I love the course. It gives a great focus on one major focus in finance and that is the DCF/Time Value of Money. The course really serves as a great and very well rounded introduction to the use of that tool in practice, which in turn serves as a platform through which more complex concepts can be built.

My only reservation is that the course in sessions prior had more challenging problem sets. Fortunately, I downloaded them all, but I feel as though maybe a few more assignments wouldn't hurt.

But in the sessions prior, it was overwhelming how much there was! So I understand the rationale!

par Abdulrahman A A A

3 mai 2022

First of all, I thank you for this course and the videos are clear, but I had a very difficult difficulty in understanding and learning because I did not really study the basics. I got tired a lot. I had not slept for 3 days. I just wanted to understand the problem and the way to solve it. It is useful, but it is very difficult. Companies I was thinking that it is the first session 1, but I was surprised that it is the fourth. I will start again in order to benefit more also. There is no discussion forum in each section, but it is really a useful course in my field. Thank you again.

par vessela i

31 janv. 2016

It is a concise course which gives a good intro to the topic. I love the fact the course teaches you to think of Finance as a real world topic, not just numbers on a spreadsheet thus making it more exciting and useful. I'd recommend to include more practice materials. The other thing is, I understand students are encouraged to learn together, but some times there are conflicting opinions and it would be good to have the input of the lecturer to resolve any misunderstandings. Students are enthusiastic and want to help each other but obviously not always can answer everything clearly.

par Daniel B

25 nov. 2020

The contents of the course are really useful and ready-to-apply in a real world.

Although I have used the concepts of NVP (VAN) and IRR (TIR) many times in my work, professor M. Roberts gave my a lot of simple tools to understand, between lines, those concepts used to take decision and projects evaluation and strategic planning.

Just an opportunity to improve the course, please revise the quizzes (mentioned in the forum!) because some of it have some inconsistent answers.

Thank you very much Professor Roberts and Wharton School of Business.

par Nicholas J C

11 déc. 2015

This course provides an excellent intro to corporate finance, and does a superb job covering all the basics in a clear an succinct fashion. I felt the transition in content from time value of money to financial instruments, such as bonds, was a bit jarring, abruptly leaving the student to grasp (or fail to grasp) the intuitive connection between the two topics. While I generally like the brevity of the material, some topics will require the student to seek supplemental education, from sources like Investopedia.

par Carrie R

12 févr. 2021

The material was presented well and really interesting, but the quizzes were incredibly frustrating because in several, the correct answers were not among the multiple choice options. It was only upon looking at the discussion board did I find that the correct answers were not among the options and it wasn't just me. The professor also references problem sets that we can do for extra work and yet they're not among the supplemental materials. Good professor, good class, but c'mon Coursera...get it together!

par Joseph A C I

9 sept. 2018

The course is excellent. I only finished it with more interest and questions, which I think is a good sign. Since the problem sets are not multiple choice, they are excellent learning tools and demand a firm grasp of the material and prior practice with the formulas. My one constructive criticism would be that there are no explanations for the problems. When I had a wrong answer in the problem sets, there was no good way to troubleshoot and correct my response. The message board Q&A did not help enough.