Best Free MOOCs In Business For January

Global Financial Markets and Instruments

School: Rice University

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: REGISTER HERE

Start Date: January 2, 2017 (4 Weeks Long)

Workload: Not Specified

Instructor: Arzu Ozoguz

Credentials: Ozuguz is a visiting assistant professor to Rice. Holding a Ph.D. in INSEAD, she has previously taught at the University of Texas-Dallas, the University of North Carolina, and Queen’s University. Her interests include information economics and international finance, with her recent research being published in the Journal of Financial Economics.

Graded: To earn a passing mark, students must complete all graded assignments. 

Description: Annuities…Money markets…Securities…Equities…These are the terms that every investor uses on a daily basis. What do they mean? How are they different from each other? What are their strengths and weaknesses and returns and risks? These are some of the questions answered in this course, which is designed to help students become astute money managers with an in-depth understanding of the various financial instruments.  After four weeks, students will come away with a foundational understanding of various financial markets, traditional and alternative asset classes, and securities trading.

Review:  “I have no background in this subject but am highly motivated to learn. Dr. O was super informative and provided links to additional resources on complicated/controversial material. I have learned a lot, and I am very thankful! If you are interested in learning this subject, I strongly recmomend this course. For additional reviews, click here.

Additional Note:  This is the first in a four course specialization from Rice University called “Investment and Portfolio Management.” To learn more and register for it, click here.

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