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Course Description

This course introduces financial decision-making. Why it is that future cash flows need to be discounted using present value analysis? What are the best methods to calculate the fluctuating values of payments made at different times? Gain experience selecting the appropriate financial tools to determine the optimal interest rate to apply in various cash flow scenarios. Other topics include the valuation of bonds and stocks, the relationship between risk and the expected return on an asset, analysis of different types of risk, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM).

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand why future cash flows are less valuable than the same cash flow made today.
• Use tools to convert future cash flows into present value amounts.
• Recognize the difference between stated and effective annual interest rates.
• Determine willingness to pay for bonds and stocks, given assumed future expected payments of these assets.
• Understand the role of risk reduction through investment diversification.
• Calculate the expected return on an asset as a function of the amount of undiversifiable risk.

Prerequisites

Must have completed ECON 1 - Principles of Microeconomics, and ECON 2 - Principles of Macroeconomics, (or equivalent courses) with a C grade or higher in each course. 

This Application for Candidacy must be completed and approved in order to enroll in this course and others within the Strategic Investments Program. 

 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Application

Name
Strategic Investments Application
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Type
Class
Days
F
Time
3:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jan 20, 2023 to Jan 27, 2023
Campus
UCSB Campus
Building
North Hall
Room
Room 1110
Type
Class
Days
F
Time
5:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Feb 03, 2023
Campus
UCSB Campus
Building
North Hall
Room
Room 1110
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course fee credit (2 units) $330.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
2 units
Instructors
Section Notes

How to Access Your Online Course:

 

One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.
 


Required Textbook(s):
N/A
 

No refunds after 1/19/2023