Courses tagged with "Economics & Finance" (10)

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Starts : 2017-03-16
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX IIMBx

This business course helps you to read and understand financial statements to evaluate how business performance is affected by four fundamental drivers of profitability viz., asset management, cost management, leverage management and tax management. It will also help you to identify areas for improvement.

The second part of this finance course deals with managing costs. You will learn how to prepare cost sheets, budget and make cost-based decisions.

The third part of the course provides an overview of financial markets to raise capital of different types. You will develop the ability to prepare and evaluate finances for your business plan and manage working capital.

The overall objective of the course is to build financial acumen to make you a successful entrepreneur or manager.

Starts : 2017-03-15
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX Social Sciences WBGx

Government works best when citizens are directly engaged in policymaking and public service delivery.

This social sciences course explores citizen engagement and the role citizens can play in actively shaping public policy.

Throughout the course, you will learn about cutting edge research and theories related to citizen engagement, and examples of ways citizens and governments are working together in new ways to improve their societies.

This course was developed in partnership with many individuals and organizations. We have partnered with top experts from a wide range of fields and countries to present this course, creating a truly global faculty.

We have also partnered with 4 leading institutions – the London School of Economics, Overseas Development Institute, Participedia and CIVICUS – who have taken leading roles in the development of each week’s content.

Starts : 2017-03-01
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX HarvardX Health & Safety

This business and management course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions.

The focus of this course is on individual agency—what can you do to address a defined problem? While we will use the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, you will learn how both problems and solutions are inevitably of a multi-disciplinary nature, and we will draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.

Starts : 2017-03-20
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX ImperialBusinessX

Want to study for an MBA but are unsure of basic financial concepts? This business and management course prepares you for studying finance in an MBA program.

You will learn key financial topics such as present value, Internal Rate of Return (IRR), capital budgeting, equity, bonds, diversification, portfolio choice and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), all of which are often discussed and explored in great detail in MBA programs across the globe as well as everyday business operations.

A completely online course, you can work wherever and whenever you choose: at home, in the workplace, at a library, coffee shop or even while travelling (with the appropriate network access).

This course employs a ‘supported learning’ model. To help you achieve the optimum learning outcomes from this module, Imperial College Business School provides access to an expert online tutor who will support you through the learning materials and associated activities.

No previous financial knowledge is needed. Join us as you start your journey into the world of finance for management.

Starts : 2017-03-01
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX Social Sciences WBGx

In this international development finance course, you will learn about the critical role of the private sector and the use of finance, including innovative solutions to fund the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , to help meet the World Bank Group goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030.

Through this course, you will become a part of a growing community looking to combine public resources with private and commercial finance to achieve the 17 SDGs. Over this four-week course, you will hear from prominent government, international organization and private sector leaders who have considerable first-hand experience in preparing and implementing development projects and forging public-private collaborations globally and regionally. The challenges and successes of mobilizing billions to generate the trillions needed will also be outlined.

This course will cover key concepts and terminology, sources of development finance, including public, private, commercial, and multilateral, and the need for increased use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and innovative financing solutions to mobilize and leverage domestic and official development resources alongside private funds.

You will learn through video presentations, core reading materials and links to additional videos and readings. Join the conversation through discussion boards, Google Hangouts, Twitter chats and other interactive features that encourage active learning.

This course will familiarize participants with the approaches currently under discussion among global leaders on financing the new development agenda.

Starts : 2017-03-07
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX Social Sciences UC3Mx

Are you interested in obtaining a solid background in economics?

This economics course offers a thorough view of markets, including their strengths and failures. You will learn how to view markets from an economist’s perspective to help you better understand the most relevant economic problems.

This course follows a rigorous approach that combines visual arguments with realistic examples to help you connect core economic concepts with your own experience.

At the end of this course, you will be able to answer questions like:

  • Why do most people in rich countries have a mortgage and why is it a problem that those in the developing world do not?
  • Why is the environment one of the most challenging problems of modern societies?
  • How could we estimate the economic impact of cannabis legalization?

The only required knowledge is certain familiarity with graph reading and basic high school mathematics.

Acerca de este curso
¿Estás interesado en obtener una base sólida en economía?

Este curso te ofrece una cuidadosa revisión del funcionamiento de los mercados, incluyendo sus ventajas y debilidades. Aprenderás cómo ver los mercados desde el punto de vista de una economista para tener una mejor visión de los problemas económicos más relevantes.
Este curso sigue un enfoque riguroso que combina argumentos visuales con ejemplos realistas que te permitirán conectar los conceptos económicos principales con tu propia experiencia.

Al finalizar podrás resolver preguntas como:

  • ¿Por qué la gente de los países ricos tiene una hipoteca mientras que esto no ocurre en los países en desarrollo? ¿Es esto síntoma de un problema?
  • ¿Por qué el medio ambiente es uno de los mayores problemas para las sociedades modernas?
  • ¿Cómo podemos calcular el impacto económico de la legalización del cannabis?

El único requisito para este curso es familiaridad con lectura de gráficos y conocimientos básicos de matemáticas de bachillerato. Aunque el curso está en inglés, dispondrás de subtítulos en español para todos los vídeos y una copia de las transparencias usadas en español.

Starts : 2017-03-13
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX PekingX Social Sciences




Starts : 2017-03-21
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX UPValenciaX

Este curso pretende dar una visión panorámica e introductoria de la inversión en bolsa. Se presentan los diferentes productos en los que podemos invertir o con los que podemos especular. También se introducen los diferentes tipos de gráficos, los indicadores más habituales entre los gestores profesionales, y algunas estrategias rentables tanto para el inversor a largo plazo como para el inversor intradía.


  1. Aspectos básicos de la inversión bursátil
  2. Las herramientas del inversor
  3. Estrategias de inversión
  4. Activos en los que invertir
  5. Examen Final

Starts : 2017-03-01
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX IMFx

¿Cuán sana es una economía? ¿Qué puede hacer la política económica para mantener o restablecer la salud de una economía? Estas preguntas están en el centro de la programación financiera. En nuestro curso PPF usted aprenderá los conceptos fundamentales para responder a estas preguntas.

La programación financiera es un marco que permite analizar el estado de la economía, prever el curso de su evolución y determinar las políticas económicas que pueden cambiarlo.

La primera parte del curso PPF, presentada por el Instituto de Capacitación del FMI, le permitirá adquirir conocimientos básicos para realizar la programación financiera. En el curso se presentan las características principales de los cuatro grandes sectores que comprenden la macroeconomía (real, fiscal, externo y monetario), enseña cómo analizar e interpretar las cuentas de estos sectores y cómo estos sectores están relacionados entre sí.

Durante el curso, los economistas del FMI lo guiarán a través de las cuentas y el análisis de una economía. Además de las clases, usted responderá a las preguntas sobre los conceptos explicados, hará breves ejercicios numéricos, discutirá con los otros participantes sobre la evolución económica de su país y trabajará con los datos de un país imaginario. Tendrá acceso a los materiales de lectura.

Tanto si es funcionario y trabaja en cuestiones económicas para su país, como si es un profesional que maneja datos económicos o sencillamente le interesa entender mejor la evolución de una economía, este curso le entregará las herramientas para el análisis macroeconómico. ¡Esperamos con interés su participación!

El curso de programación y políticas financieras, Parte 1 es ofrecido por el FMI con el apoyo financiero del gobierno de Bélgica.

Starts : 2017-02-27
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX IRTIx

This Islamic finance and banking course gives an overview of the basics of Islamic insurance, mutual and investment funds. In this course, you will learn about The Concept of Takaful Ta’awuni (collaborative), The Basis for Takaful, Takaful vs Conventional Insurance, The Tabarru or donation - based Takaful Model.

You will also learn about Islamic Perspectives on Mutual Funds and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Islamic Investment Funds.

No previous knowledge is needed.

Why Islamic finance is important for the global financial industry

Islamic finance has grown rapidly, with the trend expecting to continue. Although the concept has been around for much longer, Islamic finance only attained a formal status in Muslim-majority countries in the 1970s. Today, it has become a global phenomenon, eliciting increasing interest around the world, including from non-Muslim countries like the United Kingdom, Luxemburg, Kenya, South Africa, and Hong Kong. Islamic finance has grown into a huge industry with total worldwide assets estimated at about US$2 trillion.

Islamic finance has the potential to contribute to higher and more inclusive economic growth by increasing access of banking services to underserved populations. In addition, it has the potential to promote financial stability due to its risk-sharing feature and its financing being asset-backed and thus fully collateralized. Moreover, Islamic banks offer profit-sharing and loss-bearing accounts that can help mitigate losses and contagion in the event of banking sector distress. These are all indications that Islamic finance is converging to the global finance industry and hence all international finance professionals should be aware of Islamic finance.