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Finance for Everyone

Debt

This course is a part of Finance for Everyone, a 5-course Specialization series from Coursera.

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.

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Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Jun 29 (last week)
Cost $79
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Instructor Arshad Ahmad
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Language English
Subjects Business
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Rating 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Jun 29 (last week)
Cost $79
From McMaster University via Coursera
Instructor Arshad Ahmad
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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