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Starts : 2017-09-27 in 0 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management ColumbiaX Economics & Finance EdX

In this course, you will gain an understanding of time-honored financial concepts and rules, and how these can be applied to value firms, bonds, and stocks.

We will cover the time value of money, cost of capital and capital budgeting. You will be using Excel for many process including valuing bonds and stocks, computing NPV and finding IRR.

An introductory finance course that is required for all first-year MBA students at Columbia Business School, the course is taught by a world-class instructor, actively training the next generation of market leaders on Wall Street.

Participants from all backgrounds will be prepared to participate on the ever-evolving financial playing field.

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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Humanities Literature UC BerkeleyX

This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and support material from a variety of sources, you will learn to appreciate literature from different genres. You will learn about different genres of poetry and the history of some of our greatest poets.

You will broaden your vocabulary while you sharpen your academic and creative writing skills. Interaction with other students will help you to refine your thinking about the reading and writing as well. You will learn to write under time pressure, and have the opportunity to complete practice assignments that are similar to those you will find on the AP examination.

There are no prerequisites; you don’t have to take the AP exam to join the course. If you want to learn about poetry, literature and writing, this course is for you.

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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX TrinityX

We will use the free and open tool, App Inventor for Android, to explore advanced topics in computer science.

You’ll build an app a week, exploring such advanced topics as gameplay over a network, encryption, and more.

At the end of the course, we’ll collectively decide on an app that we will build together. You will be able to build almost anything you can imagine!

Because computer science is not just about coding and building apps, we will also learn some of the fundamental principles of computer science. We'll explore the potential and the limitations of computing and coding. We'll learn how the Internet works and about the positive and negative aspects of computing in today's society.

For these broader computing concepts we will work within an emerging curricular framework -- the Computer Science Principles (CSP).  The CSP framework is being developed by leading computer science educators from around the country under the auspices of the College Board and with funding support of the National Science Foundation.

In addition to programming and CSP, the course is project-based and emphasizes writing, communication, and creativity. Multiple-choice questions, in the style that students can expect to encounter on the AP exam, will also be a key component of this course.

Starts : 2017-09-28 in 1 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English CaltechX Economics & Finance EdX

This is an introductory course on options and other financial derivatives, and their applications to risk management. We will start with discrete-time, binomial trees models, but most of the course will be in the framework of continuous-time, Brownian Motion driven models. A basic introduction to Stochastic, Ito Calculus will be given. The benchmark model will be the Black-Scholes-Merton pricing model, but we will also discuss more general models, such as stochastic volatility models. We will discuss both the Partial Differential Equations approach, and the probabilistic, martingale approach. We will also cover an introduction to modeling of interest rates and fixed income derivatives.

I teach the same class at Caltech, as an advanced undergraduate class. This means that the class may be challenging, and demand serious effort. On the other hand, successful completion of the class will provide you with a full understanding of the standard option pricing models, and will enable you to study the subject further on your own, or otherwise. You should have a working knowledge of basic calculus, statistics, and probability and be interested in the use of mathematical modeling. Please go to Unit 0 in the Course Outline to take the prerequisites assessment.

Starts : 2017-09-28 in 1 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX IDBx

Entre 1950 e 2010, a taxa de urbanização da América Latina passou de 41% a 79%. Caso esta tendência se mantenha, a taxa de urbanização em 2030 será de cerca de 90%, fazendo da região a mais urbanizada do planeta.

Essa tendência consolida a cidade como o centro do desenvolvimento econômico e humano da região. A cidade está criando trabalho, está inovando, está repensando seus sistemas de saúde e educação, transporte, está fazendo frente às mudanças do clima, está abrindo espaços para o debate e a socialização. Para que esse dinamismo possa traduzir-se em um fenômeno exitoso, a cidade deve aprender a planejar seu presente pensando em seu futuro, buscando o equilíbrio entre crescimento econômico, a inclusão social e o respeito ao meio ambiente. É, portanto, responsabilidade das cidades melhorar a qualidade de vida das gerações presentes sem comprometer o bem estar das gerações futuras.

Com o objetivo de responder a este desafio, o BID criou um curso que busca fortalecer os conhecimentos e capacidades dos participantes em gerir o desenvolvimento sustentável de suas cidades. E para isso, o curso parte da premissa que a sustentabilidade das cidades só será alcançada por meio de uma perspectiva integrada e intersetorial; uma perspectiva integral, onde se trabalhe de maneira conjunta os desafios econômicos, fiscais, urbanos, ambientais, institucionais e de governabilidade das cidades junto com uma perspectiva intersetorial, onde as diferentes áreas e níveis de governo se coordenem e que se articulem com o setor privado e com a sociedade civil.

Com o objetivo de entender melhor essa perspectiva, o curso analisa a situação, os desafios setoriais e intersetoriais que as cidades encontram na gestão das principais áreas de sua competência: finanças subnacionais, desenvolvimento produtivo, planejamento urbano, transporte, segurança cidadã, água, ar etc. Desta forma, com o objetivo de abordar o planejamento do desenvolvimento sustentável das cidades médias latino americanas, o curso apresenta a “Iniciativa Cidades Emergentes e Sustentáveis”, uma ferramenta de gestão que permite dar sentido ao trabalho analítico das dimensões/desafios de forma integrada.

Assim como na América Latina e no Caribe, o Brasil possui grandes desafios ambientais, urbanos e fiscais para a sustentabilidade de suas cidades. Dentre eles se destacam os altos índices de violência - 25,8 mortes violentas por 100 mil habitantes segundo o Fórum Brasileiro de Segurança Pública; a desigualdade urbana, uma vez que o país é o 4º mais desigual da América Latina e Caribe; e a vulnerabilidade diante de desastres naturais, onde se calcula, por exemplo, que a reconstrução das cidades cariocas devastadas pelas enchentes e pelos deslizamentos de 2011 custou 1,3% do PIB do estado do Rio de Janeiro; ou ainda, degradação ambiental, com um índice de 63% de esgoto sendo lançado nos corpos hídricos sem nenhum tratamento, segundo o MCidades.

Além de fornecer conceitos e uma visão abrangente da situação do Brasil em relação à sustentabilidade das cidades, neste curso serão abordados alguns desafios dos municípios, bem como exemplos práticos de como esses problemas estão sendo enfrentados.

Starts : 2017-09-28 in 1 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX Microsoft In Education MITx

Every great teacher and every great school constantly work towards creating better learning conditions for students. Just as we hope our students become lifelong learners, we as educators should be constantly learning and improving. This education course is for school leaders of all kinds (from teacher-leaders to principals to superintendents) who are launching innovation in schools—starting new efforts to work together to improve teaching and learning.

Over seven weeks, you and your classmates will complete a cycle of study, experimentation, and reflection to gain confidence and skills to lead instructional improvement efforts. Through experiential activities and assignments, you will begin working with colleagues to envision the next level of work for your team or organization, to launch a new initiative, and to measure your progress along the way. Based on the work of Justin Reich (Teaching Systems Lab, MIT) and Peter Senge (MIT Sloan), this course will focus on visioning and capacity-building, with an emphasis on collaboration and building partnerships with stakeholders at multiple levels.

At the end of the course, you will have started the process of launching an instructional improvement initiative in your school or learning environment, and you will better understand yourself as a leader and change agent. You will have made connections with peers who are also undertaking this important work.

This course has been funded by Microsoft and is part of the Microsoft K-12 Education Leadership initiative developed to provide resources to K-12 school leaders around the world as they address the unique needs of their schools in a changing educational and technology landscape.

Image: Alyssa Napier © MIT

Starts : 2017-09-28 in 1 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Math UC San DiegoX

The job of a data scientist is to glean knowledge from complex and noisy datasets.

Reasoning about uncertainty is inherent in the analysis of noisy data. Probability and Statistics provide the mathematical foundation for such reasoning.

In this course, part of the Data Science MicroMasters program, you will learn the foundations of probability and statistics. You will learn both the mathematical theory, and get a hands-on experience of applying this theory to actual data using Jupyter notebooks.

Concepts covered included: random variables, dependence, correlation, regression, PCA, entropy and MDL. 

Starts : 2017-09-28 in 1 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management EdX IIMBx

Are you one of those professionals who is curious and wants to learn about financial statements, but is intimidated by financial numbers and jargon? Then this course is for you!

In this course, we will demystify accounting jargon, help you understand financial statements and analyse them for better decisions. Whatever be your background – marketing, operations, supply chain, strategy, engineering or others, in today’s competitive world, you need to use and interpret crucial financial data for making informed decisions.

This course will enable you to:

  1. Understand the various elements of financial statements
  2. Apply accounting principles related to its preparation
  3. Use tools and techniques to analyse and interpret the key parameters of financial performance

The course has direct application and high relevance in every professional’s life. Concepts learnt in the course can be applied in day to day management for improving operations and creating value for the organization. You will also be able to assess financial implications of your decisions.

The course will be covered in an easy, simple and interactive manner through various hands-on activities, short cases and easy-to-understand examples.

No previous finance knowledge is needed. Come armed with enthusiasm and curiosity to learn.

Starts : 2017-10-01 in 4 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX W3Cx

This computer science course is an initiation to JavaScript programming and has been designed to help Web developers have an understanding of the basic concepts of the language. This course was developed in partnership between W3C and University Côte d'Azur.

JavaScript lets you add interactive features to your Web sites, including dynamically updated content, controlled multimedia, animated images, and much more.

The main objective of this course is to master JavaScript best practices by means of many interactive examples, some of which are demonstrated in live coding videos.

We’ll use JavaScript within the Web browser. Why JavaScript is worth your time:

  • HTML5, CSS and JavaScript are the “classic three” for developers and designers;
  • It allows you to add interactivity to your Web sites;
  • You can use JavaScript and HTML5 APIs to create custom graphics and animation, and to master multimedia using audio and video players, music and sound effects;
  • It is powerful, easy to learn, and quick to write;
  • It has great tools (editors, runtimes, lint tools, browsers, and third party libraries) as well as great online support through plenty of active open source communities.

At the end of the course, we expect that you will be able to read the source code of any JavaScript example found on the Web, learn from it, tweak it, and even – why not? – start contributing to open-source JavaScript projects. This introductory course will make you think like a JavaScript developer.

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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX W3Cx

Want to learn advanced HTML5 tips and techniques? This is the course for you! Find out more about the powerful Web features that will help you create great content and apps.

This course is a natural follow up of HTML5 Coding Essentials and Good Practices. In this course, we continue the exploration of HTML5-based APIs, but also introduce some advanced features related to HTML5, such as Web components, advanced multimedia, audio for music and games, etc.

Like in the first course, you will learn by doing, study the interactive examples and have fun with proposed development projects. One of them will be to create an HTML5 game, so jump in and learn lots!

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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX Philosophy & Ethics UTArlingtonX

Open education has come a long way over the last two decades in reshaping the effectiveness and economics of education. With increased adoption at higher education institutions, open education holds the potential for creating broader systemic changes, including:

  • reducing educational costs;
  • increasing agency of learners and faculty;
  • promoting greater transparency;
  • improving student outcomes.

This course is designed to promote awareness of open education among graduate students, faculty, and learning designers. You will be introduced to open education concepts that will equip you to utilize open educational resources within your own institutions. As more educators share open educational resources, greater collaboration and shared knowledge is possible. This shift can increase access to quality educational possibilities, particularly in places that have not historically had these opportunities.

Starts : 2017-10-01 in 4 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management DelftX EdX

Do you want to enhance your business model by creating a clear focus or implement your new business model innovation into your IT?

In this business and management course, we will discuss business model agility and how specific business model metrics will help you focus on the overall goals of our business.

You will also learn about advanced tools to help support the bridge between business model thinking and IT implementation.

 

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Starts : 2017-10-01 in 4 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Engineering TUMx

Learn how to analyse data with the Six Sigma methodology using inferential statistical techniques to determine confidence intervals and to test hypotheses based on sample data. You will also review cause and effect techniques for root cause analysis.

You will learn how to perform correlation and regression analyses in order to confirm the root cause and understand how to improve your process and plan designed experiments.

You will learn how to implement statistical process control using control charts and quality management tools, including the 8 Disciplines and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis to reduce risk and manage process deviations.

To complement the lectures, learners are provided with interactive exercises, which allow learners to see the statistics "in action." Learners then master the statistical concepts by completing practice problems. These are then reinforced using interactive case-studies, which illustrate the application of the statistics in quality improvement situations.

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will earn the Technical University of Munich Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, confirming mastery of the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma to a Yellow Belt level, based on the American Society of Quality's Body of Knowledge for the Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt. 

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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Microsoft

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Big Data

The Microsoft Professional Program for Big Data is a comprehensive curriculum that teaches you how to build big data solutions.

In this capstone project, you will undertake challenges to design, implement, and document a big data solution based on what you have learned.

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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX Microsoft

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Front-End Web Development

Students will use the knowledge and skills obtained from the courses in the Front End Web Developer track for the Microsoft Professional Program, to create a single-page application (SPA) that focuses on a potential real-world solution.

The solution offers the option of following the course specified online shopping site or gaining approval for a web site that benefits a non-profit of the student’s choice.

The capstone will be manually graded by industry experts and students will be required to engage in a video conference call with a grading instructor to go over their code.

The finished project should be something that the student will be proud to showcase in their own portfolio.

Starts : 2017-10-02 in 5 days
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An increasing number of people are afflicted with dementia, but also their relatives are affected. This course is primarily meant for relatives of people with dementia or those who suspect dementia in a relative.

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edX Free Closed [?] English Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance EdX MITx Social Sciences

Learn why evaluations matter and how they can be used to rigorously measure the social impact of development programs. This practical course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations, with pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. Through a combination of lectures and case studies from real randomized evaluations, the course will focus on the benefits and methods of randomization, choosing an appropriate sample size, and common threats and pitfalls to the validity of an experiment. While the course is centered around the why, how, and when of randomized evaluations, it will also impart insights on the importance of a needs assessment, measuring outcomes effectively, quality control, and monitoring methods that are useful for all kinds of evaluations. 

This social impact course is designed for people from a variety of backgrounds: managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments, and non-governmental organizations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool.

Starts : 2017-10-02 in 5 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English ACCA Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX

Don’t have a business background but want to understand how people and systems of an organisation interact with the world and each other?

This business and finance course will help you understand business in the context of its environment, including economic, legal, and regulatory influences on such aspects as governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security.

Upon the completion of the course, you will understand:

  • The purpose and types of businesses and more about how the external environment impact them
  • Business organisation structure, functions and the role of corporate governance
  • How accountancy and audit support effective financial management and communication
  • Leadership and how people are developed within businesses
  • What makes for a high performing team
  • The vital role of professional ethics and professional values in all aspects of business

Completion of this course will also prepare you for the ACCA ‘Financial Accounting’ exam (FAB/F1), which leads to a Diploma in Accounting and Business.

To check availability of this course in your country please click here.

This course does not offer an edX certificate.

Those learners who would like to earn an award will have the opportunity to register with ACCA as a student, take computer based exams and gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.

You can find your nearest ACCA exam centre on the ACCA website.

Starts : 2017-10-02 in 5 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English ACCA Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX

For exams from 23rd September 2017, this course introduces the principles of financial accounting, and will allow learners to demonstrate technical proficiency in the use of double-entry techniques, including the preparation and interpretation of basic financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and companies. You will also learn how to:

  • Record, process and report business transactions
  • Use the trial balance and identify and correct errors
  • Draft financial statements
  • Understand the qualitative characteristics of useful information

Completion of this course will also prepare you for the ACCA ‘Financial Accounting’ exam (FFA/F3), which leads to a Diploma in Accounting and Business.

To check availability of this course in your country please click here.

This course does not offer an edX certificate.

Those learners who would like to earn an award will have the opportunity to register with ACCA as a student, take computer based exams and gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.

You can find your nearest ACCA exam centre on the ACCA website.

Starts : 2017-10-02 in 5 days
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management EdinburghX EdX

Want to learn how successful businesses use marketing to increase revenue, share and profitability? 

In an increasingly competitive market, marketing skills are vital to help organizations stand out, win customers, build loyalty and sustain long term impact and returns.

This business and management course will help you understand the role of marketing and introduce you to the latest tools to help create value and competitive advantage for an enterprise. In an exciting age where innovation and new business models are required to stay ahead of competitors, we explore how new players in a market can achieve impact through marketing, providing you with unique insight to even apply within your own business venture.

Learn how to build a compelling value proposition, establish presence in a market, and compete effectively against rivals.  Learn how marketers use segmentation, targeting, positioning, branding, design, pricing, channels and integrated marketing communications to win against competitors, attract customers and build brand loyalty.

No previous knowledge of marketing is needed. All you need is an open-mind and the ability to think creatively.

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