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History of Corporate Finance In a Nutshell

Learn about key aspects of corporate finance such as Financial markets, Risk, Bubbles, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Finances and Banking
Free Course
Do you want to learn how financial theories were developed, and how ideological and government experiments shaped economies? This free online course introduces you to influential thinkers who shaped society, crazy scams that worked (for a while), and demystifies financial concepts into simple ideas everyone can understand. Start this course today and learn about key aspects of corporate finance.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Chester Sky

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course takes you on a journey where you will learn about finance and where it came from, how financial theories were developed, how ideological and government experiments shaped economies, and the rise and fall of financial markets.

The course begins by introducing you to what creates and drives a market. You will learn about key aspects of corporate finance such as financial markets, risk, bubbles, mergers and acquisitions. The course reviews the rise and fall of financial markets, including the causes and impacts of the 2008 U.S. financial housing collapse. The course also shows you how to decode financial stories in the news, and will give you the ability to recognize financial ideas as they show up in everyday life. It discusses influential thinkers who shaped society, crazy scams that worked (for a while), and demystifies financial concepts into simple ideas everyone can understand.

So start this free course today and learn about financial concepts, and key aspects of corporate finance.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed the course you will be able to:


  • Explain what created and drives a market
  • Identify the different types of mergers and acquisitions
  • Discuss the causes and impacts of the 2008 U.S. financial housing collapse
  • Describe the rise and fall of financial markets
  • Discuss key financial concepts
  • Decode financial stories in the news
  • Recognize financial ideas as they show up in everyday life
  • Name some key historical economists and their theories
  • Give examples of the crazy true story of modern economics

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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