Courses tagged with "Economics & Finance" (310)

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Starts : 2014-07-14
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Coursera Free Closed [?] Business English Artificial Intelligence Arts Audio Biology & Life Sciences Business & Management Chemistry

Let’s make history together - again! 让我们再一次创造历史!

Starts : 2015-02-09
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Coursera Free Closed [?] Business French Business & Management Economics & Finance

Ce cours vous permettra d’identifier et d’évaluer des opportunités de création d’entreprises technologiques et d’en comprendre les principaux enjeux humains, techniques, commerciaux, environnementaux et financiers. Vous aurez ainsi des bases solides pour créer votre entreprise high tech ou décider d'en rejoindre une.

Starts : 2016-10-19
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edX Free English Computer Science DelftX Economics & Finance EdX Social Sciences

This economics course provides an introduction to the field of cybersecurity through the lens of economic principles. Delivered by four leading research teams, it will provide you with the economic concepts, measurement approaches and data analytics to make better security and IT decisions, as well as understand the forces that shape the security decisions of other actors in the ecosystem of information goods and services.

Systems often fail because the organizations that defend them do not bear the full costs of failure. In order to solve the problems of growing vulnerability to computer hackers and increasing crime, solutions must coherently allocate responsibilities and liabilities so that the parties in a position to fix problems have an incentive to do so. This requires a technical comprehension of security threats combined with an economic perspective to uncover the strategies employed by cyber hackers, attackers and defenders.

The course covers five main areas:

  1. Introduction to key concepts in security economics. Here, we provide an overview of how information security is shaped by economic mechanisms, such as misaligned incentives, information asymmetry, and externalities.
  2. Measuring cybersecurity. We introduce state of the art security and IT metrics and conceptualize the characteristics of a security metric, its challenges and advantages.
  3. Economics of information security investment. We discuss and apply different economic models that help determine the costs and benefits of security investments in network security.
  4. Security market failures. We discuss market failures that may lead to cybersecurity investment levels that are insufficient from society’s perspective and other forms of unsafe behaviour in cyber space.
  5. Behavioural economics for information security, policy and regulation. We discuss available economic tools to better align the incentives for cybersecurity, including better security metrics, cyber insurance/risk transfer, information sharing, and liability assignment.

After finishing this course, you will be able to apply economic analysis and data analytics to cybersecurity. You will understand the role played by incentives on the adoption and effectiveness of security mechanisms, and on the design of technical, market-based, and regulatory solutions to different security threats.

Starts : 2017-06-05
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edX Free English Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance EdX MITx Social Sciences

This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). To audit this course, click “Enroll Now” in the green button at the top of this page.

To enroll in the MicroMasters track or to learn more about this program and how it integrates with MIT’s new blended Master’s degree, go to MITx’s MicroMasters portal.

This statistics and data analysis course will introduce you to the essential notions of probability and statistics. We will cover techniques in modern data analysis: estimation, regression and econometrics, prediction, experimental design, randomized control trials (and A/B testing), machine learning, and data visualization. We will illustrate these concepts with applications drawn from real world examples and frontier research. Finally, we will provide instruction for how to use the statistical package R and opportunities for students to perform self-directed empirical analyses.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to work with data and communicate data-driven findings effectively, but it is challenging. Students who are uncomfortable with basic calculus and algebra might struggle with the pace of the class.

Starts : 2017-05-18
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX IDBx Math

En esta era de la información, los datos están disponibles en todos lados y crecen a una tasa exponencial. ¿Cómo podemos darle sentido a todos los datos? ¿Cómo aprovechamos los datos en el momento de tomar decisiones? ¿Cómo utilizamos los datos para que nos ayuden a guiar la gestión y planificación de nuestras políticas? Tanto si eres ciudadano como planificador de políticas, deberías poder responder a estas preguntas.

En este curso podrás fortalecer tus capacidades de uso, comprensión e interpretación de datos, utilizando la plataforma desarrollada por el BID “Números para el Desarrollo”, que presenta datos e indicadores socioeconómicos de la región de América Latina y el Caribe. A través de estas herramientas, podrás comprender cómo mejorar el proceso de toma de decisiones en la gestión pública.

Al finalizar el curso, contarás con instrumentos para navegar entre los datos, realizar e interpretar visualizaciones y comprender los diferentes tipos de análisis de datos según la política a implementar.

Tranquilo, no se trata de un curso de estadística, sino de adquirir los conocimientos necesarios para interpretar gráficas, reportes estadísticos y comprender su lenguaje. Y, lo más importante: adquirirás las bases para fundamentar tus decisiones en datos comprobables, más allá de tu intuición.

El curso está basado en ejemplos para que puedas ir comprendiendo los diferentes conceptos y metodologías de una manera sencilla, práctica y amena. Encontrarás diferentes actividades prácticas, en las que podrás aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos y practicar con datos y gráficas. Además, te mostraremos casos reales del BID para promover el análisis y presentar las realidades a las que están expuestos los expertos de la región. También te enfrentarás a algunos retos creativos, con los que podrás medir tus capacidades en un nivel de dificultad más elevado.

Finalmente, el curso tiene lecturas y videos que permiten generar una mejor compresión de temas del curso y participar con fundamento en los foros de discusión; en los que se abren espacios para la discusión con tus compañeros alrededor de los temas y retos planteados durante el curso.

Starts : 2017-04-03
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX IMFx

What causes a country’s debt to become unsustainable? How do we assess debt sustainability of public and external debt? How can countries manage their debt portfolio?

This online course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of debt sustainability analysis (DSA) and a medium-term debt management strategy framework adopted by the IMF and the World Bank.

Specifically, the course will: (i) introduce the main principles of debt sustainability; (ii) cover recently updated DSA frameworks — both for advanced and emerging markets and for low-income countries — with an emphasis on country data; (iii) present a medium-term debt management strategy (MTDS) framework; and (iv) illustrate debt sustainability analysis under uncertainty.

Whether you have a professional interest in debt sustainability or debt management or you are simply curious about these issues, we hope that you will join us in this in-depth study of one of the most critical and current issues in economic policy today!

Debt Sustainability Analysis is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Belgium.

Starts : 2013-07-07
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edX Free English Biology & Life Sciences Business & Management Chemistry Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance

This brief course is designed to show new students how to take a course on edX. You will learn how to navigate the edX platform and complete your first course! From there, we will help you get started choosing the course that best fits your interests, needs, and dreams.

Have questions before taking the demo course? Check our student FAQs.

Starts : 2015-01-05
28 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Business Spanish Business & Management Economics & Finance

Entender las metodologías para la innovación de productos para mercados emergentes. Las metodologías son: 1) megatendencias sociales, tecnológicas y del comportamiento del consumidor 2) JTBD y 3) Matriz Morfológica.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free English Economics & Finance EdX Environmental Studies IDBx Social Sciences

América Latina y el Caribe están viviendo un rápido proceso de urbanización que conlleva desafíos y oportunidades para el desarrollo integral de la región.

¿Cómo se puede manejar la expansión urbana y planear de manera efectiva? ¿Cómo se puede asegurar vivienda digna para la creciente población? ¿Qué hacer con los barrios informales que tipifican las ciudades en desarrollo? ¿Cómo se puede valorizar el patrimonio urbano y revitalizar los centros históricos?

Con este curso se aprenderán las herramientas necesarias y el conocimiento especializado que permiten enfrentar los desafíos que la región tiene para asegurar un desarrollo efectivo y sustentable de sus ciudades, mitigar los riesgos sociales, económicos y de infraestructura que esta expansión conlleva y formular planes de largo plazo que se traduzcan en un desarrollo urbano equitativo y bien estructurado.

Este MOOC está orientado a funcionarios públicos de América Latina y el Caribe que trabajen o estén involucrados en el ámbito de desarrollo urbano y vivienda. Asimismo, se desarrolló teniendo en mente a los actores que, a través del estudio o su labor cotidiana, estén teniendo un mayor acercamiento a esta temática y sus derivadas.

Los contenidos y materiales de este MOOC se basan en recursos teóricos, lecciones aprendidas, casos reales y actividades prácticas que permiten al participante comprender el contexto urbano de América Latina y el Caribe, junto con sus oportunidades y fortalezas. Por el mismo lado, se hace un esfuerzo por conectar a los participantes y sus experiencias, para dialogar y trabajar en soluciones conjuntas a los problemas generales y particulares que enfrenta la Región y sus ciudades.

Si tienes alguna pregunta, escríbenos a idbx@iadb.org

La preparación de este curso fue financiada por el Programa Especial para el Desarrollo Institucional (SPID) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. Mayor información en la página web del SPID.

Starts : 2017-06-05
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edX Free English Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance EdX MITx Social Sciences

This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). To audit this course, click “Enroll Now” in the green button at the top of this page.

To enroll in the MicroMasters track or to learn more about this program and how it integrates with MIT’s new blended Master’s degree, go to MITx’s MicroMasters portal

A randomized evaluation, also known as a randomized controlled trial (RCT), field experiment or field trial, is a type of impact evaluation that uses random assignment to allocate resources, run programs, or apply policies as part of the study design.

This course will provide step-by-step training on how to design and conduct an RCT. You will learn about why and when to conduct RCTs and the key components of a well-designed RCT.

In addition, this course will provide insights on how to implement your RCT in the field, including questionnaire design, piloting, quality control, data collection and management. The course will also go over common practices to ensure research transparency.

No previous economics or statistics background is required. However, economic and statistics concepts and vocabulary will be used and some familiarity is advised.

Starts : 2015-02-24
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Coursera Free Closed [?] French Business & Management Economics & Finance Humanities Social Sciences

Ce cours est conçu pour accompagner toutes les personnes qui veulent avoir un impact positif dans la société, mais qui ne savent pas comment agir. Quel que soit votre âge ou votre formation académique, ce cours vous aidera à trouver la voie qui vous correspond pour faire bouger les lignes ! Vous apprendrez comment passer de l’envie à l’idée, et de l’idée à l’action.

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Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Business Business Administration Economics Economics & Finance Introduction to Microeconomics Microeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics belongs to the CLEP® PREP suite of Saylor courses. This version of ECON101 will help you master the subject of microeconomics and will help prepare you to take the CLEP® exam in microeconomics [1]. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of the principles of microeconomics. At its core, the study of economics deals with the choices and decisions that have to be made in order to manage scarce resources available to us. Microeconomics is the branch of economics that pertains to decisions made at the individual level, i.e., by individual consumers or individual firms after evaluating resources, costs, and tradeoffs. When we talk about the economy, we are referring to the marketplace or system in which these choices interact with one another. In this course, you will learn how and why these decisions are made and how they affect one another in the economy. Each of the following units has been designed as a building block, where the concepts you le…

3 votes
Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Business Business Administration Economics Economics & Finance Introduction to Microeconomics Microeconomics

The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of the principles of microeconomics.  At its core, the study of economics deals with the choices and decisions that have to be made in order to manage scarce resources available to us.  Microeconomics is the branch of economics that pertains to decisions made at the individual level, i.e. by individual consumers or individual firms, after evaluating resources, costs, and tradeoffs.  When we talk about “the economy,” then, we are referring to the marketplace or system in which these choices interact with one another.  In this course, we will learn how and why these decisions are made and how they affect one another in the economy. Each of the following units has been designed as a building block, where the concepts you learn in one unit will enable you to understand the material you discover in the next.  By the end of this course, you will have a strong grasp on the major issues that face microeconomists, including consumer and…

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Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Business Business Administration Economics Economics & Finance Introduction to Microeconomics Microeconomics

Economics is traditionally divided into two parts: microeconomics and macroeconomics. The main purpose of this course is to introduce you to the principles of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics is the study of how a country’s economy works while trying to discern among good, better, and best choices for improving and/or maintaining a nation’s standard of living and level of economic and societal well-being. Historical and contemporary perspectives on the roles and policies of government are part of the mix of interpretations and alternatives that surround questions of who or what gains and loses the most or least within a relatively small set of key interdependent players. In the broadest view, that set consists of households, consumers, savers, firm owners, investors, agency and elected officials, and global trading partners in which some wear many hats and face price considerations at two levels. Consider one distinction between macroeconomics and microeconomics though prices are taken into account in bot…

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Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Business Business Administration Economics Economics & Finance Introduction to Microeconomics Microeconomics

Economics is traditionally divided into two parts: microeconomics and macroeconomics.  The purpose of this course is to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the principles of macroeconomics.  Macroeconomists study how a country’s economy works and try to determine the best choices to improve the overall wellbeing of a nation.  Typical topics include inflation (the overall level of prices), employment, fiscal policy (government taxing and spending), and money and banking (interest rates and lending policies).  Individuals and firms need to consider how macroeconomic events will affect their own prosperity.  To better define macroeconomics, consider its distinction from microeconomics.  Imagine you are attempting to figure out how the price of a certain good has been determined.  Microeconomics would focus on how supply and demand determine prices, while macroeconomics would study the determination of prices at all levels.  To test particular policies and ideas, or to find out the causes of…

Starts : 2016-11-29
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdinburghX EdX Social Sciences

Most Western societies are proud of being political democracies, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Democratic governments, in principle, can be criticised freely and are answerable to those they seek to govern. By contrast, managers are not, in general, answerable to those they seek to manage, and the mildest criticism can be dangerous. The central questions of this course are:

  • What would happen if workers ran their own firms?
  • Would worker-managed firms take the same decisions as their capitalist counterparts?
  • Could such an economy be efficient?
  • What policies could be deployed to promote a cooperative sector?

The internal impact of employee ownership: productivity, governance and management. The external impact of employee ownership: spillovers for health, democracy, and the local economy. Simple economic theory of the labour managed firm. The “Pangloss Theorem” (if cooperatives are so wonderful, why aren’t there more of them?) Internal versus external financing. Performance bonds and wage-earner investment funds. Degeneration thesis and policies to counter it. Kibbutzim, Pacific plywood cooperatives, Mondragon. Cooperativism in the finance sector (with a comparative international focus): building societies, credit unions, etc. Community renewables: economic democracy in action.

There is widespread interest around the world in cooperatives as an alternative to the capitalist corporation, particularly since the financial crash of 2008. Economics and other social sciences can focus and sharpen the debate on cooperatives. Having taken the course, students will be better placed to participate in public discussion on cooperatives, or to join a cooperative or even start a new one.

This course was created in collaboration with the following institutions:

               

Starts : 2016-01-18
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Coursera Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Economics & Finance Law

If you really care about the big questions in the economies and societies of the 21st century, such as distributive justice, namely, inequality of income or wealth, and its relationship with economic growth, this course is meant for you. It can truly change your outlook on our world.

Starts : 2013-09-09
84 votes
Coursera Free Business English Economics & Finance Food and Nutrition

This course emphasizes the role of economics regarding its influence on food prices, the environment, and government policies. The primary objective of this course is to explore the basic tool kit of economic concepts that will enable students to critically analyze the choices they face as consumers and world citizens.

21 votes
Study.com Free Closed [?] Business Advanced Macroeconomics Economics Economics & Finance EPA Introduction to Macroeconomics Macroeconomics

Great managers are made, not born. Learn about the qualities and skills of great managers in this Business 101 course. Instructor Sherri Hartzell holds both an MBA and Ed.D., so she's an excellent choice to teach you about principles of management.

Start by learning about the different levels of management in organizations and then dive into how good managers lead to great employees. Students of business, budding entrepreneurs and independent online learners alike can benefit from these short, engaging video lessons and interactive online quizzes. Business 101: Principles of Management can prepare you to earn real, widely transferable college credit by taking the Principles of Management CLEP exam or the Excelsior Principles of Management exam .

Starts : 2015-01-20
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Computer Science DelftX Economics & Finance EdX

With a significant increase in high-profile data breaches and cybersecurity threats in the last couple years, it is critical for businesses to learn about the costs and investment decisions around securing their online systems. If you make decisions around IT investments in your job or are interested in learning more about securing your business, this course is for you.

While many businesses think of cybersecurity as a technical problem, this course broadens that view and shows that security failures are caused as often by bad business decisions and incentive systems as by bad technical design.

This course provides an introduction to the field of the economics behind cybersecurity, delivered by four leading research teams from distinguished universities around the world, including:

  • Michel van Eeten of Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands
  • Ross Anderson of Cambridge University in the United Kingdom
  • Rainer Boehme of University of Münster in Germany
  • Carlos H.Gañán of Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands
  • Tyler Moore of Southern Methodist University in the USA

It will provide you with the economic concepts, measurement approaches and data analytics to make better security decisions, while helping you to understand the forces that shape the security decisions of other businesses, products and services.

This course will:

  1. Teach you to make choices on investing in your company’s cybersecurity. We discuss and apply different economic models that help determine the costs and benefits of security investments.
  2. Arm you with research to make strategic business decisions. We review empirical research into security decisions and incentives of actors. We analyze data on firms in different markets, and apply economic concepts to explain the strategies of attackers.
  3. Review policy and regulations. We discuss available economic tools to better align the incentives for cybersecurity, including better security metrics, cyber insurance/risk transfer, information sharing, and liability assignment.

This course offers a broad view of the field through lectures and exercises that can apply to both early career professionals as well as senior technical managers.

After finishing this course you will be able to apply economic analysis and data analytics. You will understand the role played by incentives on the adoption and effectiveness of security mechanisms, and on the design of technical, market-based, and regulatory solutions to different security threats.
 
After successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Position yourself as a vital subject matter expert regarding the economic drivers that influence cybersecurity and position your company to move forward and stay competitive.
  • Engage confidently with management on opportunities and cybersecurity challenges faced by your industry; analyze emerging security threats and how these threats can be mitigated by effectively addressing real economic problems.
  • Learn and assess the issues of investment in cybersecurity, making your company more productive, while saving time and money.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be awarded a DelftX Professional Education Certificate. The TU Delft Extension School offers Continuing Education Units for this course. Participants of EconSec101x who successfully complete the course requirements will earn a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to receive 2.0 Continuing Education Units (2.0 CEUs).

Enrollment for this course will close on January 29, 2015.

PDF of the Syllabus

 

FAQs

What is DelftX Professional Education?

DelftX online courses with TU Delft’s standard of educational excellence combined with the flexibility and convenience of online learning that today’s professionals require.

What background is required to participate in this course?

Though some previous knowledge in either computer science or economics is recommended, there is no formal prerequisite as all the concepts will be introduced properly. No advance reading is required.

How will this professional education benefit me?

Economics of cybersecurity is designed to be valuable to both individuals and companies because it provides a platform for discussion from various technical perspectives. The concepts delivered through this course can spark idea generation, and the knowledge gained can be applied to any company’s approach to cybersecurity issues. Specific key benefits are:

  • Position yourself as a vital subject matter expert regarding the economic drivers that influence cybersecurity and position your company to propel forward and stay competitive

  • Engage confidently with management on opportunities and cybersecurity challenges faced by your industry; analyze emerging security threats and how these threats can be mitigated by effectively addressing real economic problems

  • Learn and assess the issues of investment in cybersecurity, making your company more productive while saving time and money.

Does this course offer any special value or exclusive experiences to participants?

EconSec101x offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the economics of cybersecurity guided by the most active researchers in the field. Students will obtain an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

Can I still enroll if the course has started?

Yes, you can enroll until one week after the course start date and still have the opportunity to obtain a certificate.

What types of certificates does DelftX offer?

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be awarded a DelftX Professional Education Certificate.

Can I receive Continuing Education Units?

The TU Delft Extension School offers Continuing Education Units for this course. Participants of EconSec101x who successfully complete the course requirements will earn a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to receive 2.0 Continuing Education Units (2.0 CEUs)

How do I receive my certificate and CEUs?

Upon successful completion of the course, your certificate can be printed from your dashboard. The CEUs are awarded separately by the TU Delft Extension School.

Can I take this course without going through the ID-verification procedure?

Yes, you can. Please contact student support and indicate that you want to take EconSec101x by paying the fee but without going through ID-verification.