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Overview

An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Emphasis on financially-savvy leadership skills. Description of practices today and analysis of prospects for the future. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the real-world functioning of securities, insurance, and banking industries. The ultimate goal of this course is using such industries effectively and towards a better society.

Syllabus

Module 1
-Welcome to the course! In this opening module, you will learn the basics of financial markets, insurance, and CAPM (Capital Asset Pricing Model). This module serves as the foundation of this course.

Module 2
-In this next module, dive into some details of behavioral finance, forecasting, pricing, debt, and inflation.

Module 3
-Stocks, bonds, dividends, shares, market caps; what are these? Who needs them? Why? Module 3 explores these concepts, along with corporation basics and some basic financial markets history.

Module 4
-Take a look into the recent past, exploring recessions, bubbles, the mortgage crisis, and regulation.

Module 5
-Options and bond markets are explored in module 5, important components of financial markets.

Module 6
-In module 6, Professor Shiller introduces investment banking, underwriting processes, brokers, dealers, exchanges, and new innovations in financial markets.

MODULE 7
-Professor Shiller's final module includes lectures about nonprofits and corporations, and your career in finance.