Course Introduction This course is an introduction of basic concepts of finance / money. It is a journey to understand money. We will start with introducing time value of money, interest, and grow into value of securities and investment strategies. At the end of the course, hopefully you will start to think about money differently and continue the learning to make smart monetary decisions.
Syllabus 1.Does Starbucks coffee worth $2.56? Supply and Demand theory 2.Profit and cost. What are the cost? What drives profitability? 3.Interest rate 4.Inflation (is inflation a bad thing?) 5.Time value of money -1 (Does today’s one dollar worth one dollar in the future? ) 6.Time value of money -2 (what should you invest?) 7.Cashflows (what is cash? What’s net present value) 8.Investment decisions (what to buy/sell?) 9.Investment decision (when to buy/sell, how to finance it) 10.Portfolio theory 11.Market efficiency (wisdom of crowd) 12.Risks and uncertainty 13.Psychology of money -1 (what is real wealth?) 14.Psychology of money -2 (don’t ignore time)
Instructor Bio Ruiling Hartley - VP of finance in a pharmaceutical company. She has 15-year experience in Pharma industry cross different functions. Ruiling has MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business, and she has undergrad from Nanjing University.
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