Thinking on how you can take on that professional course, without having to travel all the way to another Country?
Or are you interested in taking up a professional course, that you can follow at your own convenience even with a job on the side?
Then you would be very delighted to know that the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore is offering a free online course titled “Introduction to Investments”.
This course is suitable for students and individuals that are seeking to be employed in a brokerage company, Investment Company or financial services company, with a job function in evaluating and selecting equity securities for investment portfolios.
In this 5-weeks course, applicants will learn about equity markets, and security valuation.
They also get the chance to acquire a verified certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills.
Introduction To Investments
Institution: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and EDX
Subject: Business and Management
Course Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours per week
Language of the Course: English Language
Price: it is completely FREE
Certificate Available: Yes, you get to procure a verified certificate for $50 (Rs. 3,679)
About The Institution
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IMB), is a public business school, and an Institute of National Importance located in Bangalore.
Founded in 1973, IMB is one of the top management schools in India, its goal is to build Leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education.
Known for excellence in both teaching and research, IMB Alumni are leaders in Business, Government and Civil Society across the globe.
The University collaborates with over a hundred leading management schools in several Countries on research initiatives, and student and Faculty exchange programs.
The Financial Times has rated its Doctoral program in the top fifty globally.
Eduniversal, Paris also ranked IMB as the best business school in Central Asia.
What You Will Get From This Course
When you complete this course, students will become familiar with the general structure of primary and secondary equity markets from a Domestic and International perspective.
Beginning with introductory finance notions of risk and return, it will examine qualitative concepts, such as market efficiency and valuation.
You will also learn how professional financial analysts should evaluate companies.
Taking Up This Course Will Also Help You
This course will enable you;
- Advance the understanding of fundamental concepts of financial markets and market participants.
- Explain the structure of global markets in which equities trade.
- Evaluate the economic and industry environment in which companies operate.
- Develop and employ tools of financial analysis for examining company fundamentals.
- Understand techniques for valuing equity securities.
- Link theories of valuation to practical aspects of investing.
About The Course Instructor
Professor S. G. Badrinath is currently the Chairperson of the Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management at IIM Bangalore.
He is on leave from San Diego State, where he teaches in the Investments and Risk Management areas.
His PhD is in Finance, from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University.
Course Requirements: Introductory corporate finance (beginner’s level knowledge), High school algebra
How You Can Sign Up For This Course; Introduction To Investments
Go to the course website link.
Create an EDX account to sign up or if you have an EDX account already all you need to do is to log in.
Click on “Register now” and you are well on your way.
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