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Alternative Approaches to Valuation and Investment (Coursera)

In this course, participants will develop an understanding of the intuitive foundations of asset and investment valuation, and how alternative valuation techniques may be used in practice. This is part of a Specialization in corporate finance created in partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon).


Week 1: Defining Attitudes Towards and Alternative Measures of Risk

Week 2: Linking risk with expected return

Week 3: Using financial statement analysis to measure cost of capital

Week 4: Addressing financial reality with real options analysis

Alternative Approaches to Valuation and Investment is course 4 of 5 in the Essentials of Corporate Finance Specialization.

You will gain a firm understanding of corporate finance, including accounting principles and financial analysis, how value is created by global markets, the choices firms face when making financial decisions and defining attitudes towards risk. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned throughout the courses.