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Foundations of Modern Finance II

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12 weeks
450 USD
Next course start
3 January, 2024 See details
Virtual Classroom
12 weeks
450 USD
Next course start
3 January, 2024 See details
Virtual Classroom
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Course description

Foundations of Modern Finance II

Many of the most important financial decisions in business are done under uncertainty. This is the second course in the Foundations of Modern Finance series of courses, as part of the MicroMasters® Program in Finance. It provides you with the science behind making financial decisions under uncertainty.

We build on the core set of basic principles taught in the first part, and continue to develop a powerful and general framework for making financial decisions in business and in personal financial planning. We introduce financial derivative securities, and their valuation models, discuss the capital structure decision of firms, and explore the interaction between investing and financing.

At the center of financial decision making is the valuation problem. How much value does a business investment create? What is a fair price to pay for a financial asset? We develop models and analytics for measuring risk and for valuing financial assets. We apply valuation models to financial securities, including stocks and bonds, and to project valuation and capital budgeting.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

3 January, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


  • 15.415.1x Foundations of Modern Finance I
  • Probability and Statistics (undergraduate)
  • Calculus (undergraduate)
  • Linear algebra (undergraduate)

Training content

  • Forwards and Futures
  • Options
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Capital Budgeting and Real Options
  • Financing/Capital Structure
  • Interaction between Investing and Financing
  • Payout and Risk Management

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a partner institute of EdX.

10-14 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$450
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Valuation of futures, forward, and options
  • Portfolio optimization and the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)
  • Capital structure decisions within the firm
  • The interaction between investing and financing

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