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Introduction to Valuation and Investing

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Many people would like to know how to go about valuing stocks and shares and investing in the stock market but the terminology and concepts can be confusing and intimidating. This free online course is an introduction to valuation and investing and aims to take the fear-factor out of stocks and shares by explaining the concepts behind valuing and investing in a clear and simple manner.

    The course covers concepts such as Income Statements, Return On Assets (ROA), Return On Equity (ROE), Price-to-Earnings ratio, depreciation, amortization and many others. This course will be of great interest to business and finance professionals who would like to learn more about, or refresh their knowledge of, valuing and investing in stocks and shares, and to learners who would like to know more about the concepts and strategies behind investing.

    Please note that while this free course will teach you about making investments in stocks and shares in general, it does not advocate that you should buy stocks and shares or invest in the stock market, and that any investment made in the stock market may lose money.

  • Learning outcomes:
    - Understand Income Statements;
    - Understand Return On Assets (ROA);
    - Understand Return On Equity (ROE);
    - Understand Price-to-Earnings ratio;
    - Understand depreciation;
    - Understand amortization.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Introduction to Valuation and Investing
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • Khan Academy

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 2 )
  • Module
    Introduction to Valuation and Investing
    • In this module learn about valuation and investing.
    • Price and Market Capitalization
    • Introduction to the Income Statement
    • Earnings and EPS
    • Introduction to the Price-to-Earnings Ratio
    • P-E Discussion
    • ROA Discussion 1
    • ROA Discussion 2
    • Depreciation
    • Amortization
    • P-E Conundrum
    • Enterprise Value
    • EBITDA
  • Module
    Valuation and Investing Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Valuation and Investing Assessment
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