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What are the best finance courses out there?

  • 29 January 2019
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Have you taken a course on finance?

I never have. It's a topic that had never truly interested me. But then I watched this short Q&A video with Financial Markets instructor Robert Shiller and I began to reconsider...

Which finance courses do you recommend and why?

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Hi Laura,

i do this course Financial Markets and i can say, it gives you a broad overview of Financial Markets. Robert Shiller is in my view a good instructor and he can explain (difficult) things simply. Another course is "The Global Financial Crisis." Main topic is the GFC 2008/2009, the Lehman Brothers bankrupt, the AIG rescue, the securization (ABS,CDS and MBS) and many other topics. In my view this is for people the want a deeper understanding of the GFC.

Also a interesting course i picked up for me is "Economics of Money and Banking." In this course i read in the syllabus, the topic is the monetary systems, how central banks act and their measures through the GFC and many more. I´m consider this course for me.

I hope i help you a bit.
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Yes, this is helpful information – thank you for sharing your perspective, @Marcus! Being able to explain difficult things simply is a sign of a great educator. My sister and I were recently discussing how our father would so patiently explain mathematics concepts to us when we struggled with our homework. If we didn't understand his first explanation, he would try another approach. Of course, online learning is different! If you haven't done so already, you might like to vote in this poll asking "What matters most to you in a video lecture?"
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Yes, this is helpful information – thank you for sharing your perspective, @Marcus! Being able to explain difficult things simply is a sign of a great educator. My sister and I were recently discussing how our father would so patiently explain mathematics concepts to us when we struggled with our homework. If we didn't understand his first explanation, he would try another approach. Of course, online learning is different! If you haven't done so already, you might like to vote in this poll asking "What matters most to you in a video lecture?"

my dear:

yes ! in all these years, probably, the best introductory class to FINANCE , it has to be that course with Academy award winner Robert Chiller

Any plans to create a community forum / group devoted to Finance and financial instruments ?
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Hello,

I've just finished "Understanding economics policies" , it has offered by IE Business School. Gayle Allard is the teacher and you can take the course in English with Spanish subtitles, if it's necessary.

In my opinion, it's a course which has a very good quality; it's formed by 6 themes with a progressive content that you can see with your own rhythm.

The content is about fiscal and currency policy.
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https://www.coursera.org/specializations/learn-finance

https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-finance?

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/foundational-finance?
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Yes, this is helpful information – thank you for sharing your perspective, @Marcus! Being able to explain difficult things simply is a sign of a great educator. My sister and I were recently discussing how our father would so patiently explain mathematics concepts to us when we struggled with our homework. If we didn't understand his first explanation, he would try another approach. Of course, online learning is different! If you haven't done so already, you might like to vote in this poll asking "What matters most to you in a video lecture?"my dear:

yes ! in all these years, probably, the best introductory class to FINANCE , it has to be that course with Academy award winner Robert Chiller

Any plans to create a community forum / group devoted to Finance and financial instruments ?


Hi @rvanegas. Right now we don't have plans to create a community forum devoted to finance and financial instruments. Do you think a forum devoted this topic would be useful? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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I guess a subforum mainly dealing with Financial Engineering & Corporate Finance would be nice...Back in the day, most of the education around here was 100% scholastic ... Fortunately, there are now , professional institutes and corporations teaching the subjects with no delusions or academic arrogance as TRUE KNOWLEDGE
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Good to know, @rvanegas, thanks! Do you visit other online forums to talk about things like financial engineering and corporate finance?
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Dear Laura:

This is, so far, the only one....

I eventually joined the Data Science Forum in search of FINANCIAL DATA SCIENCE

.... Not because of the general undefined field nor the engineering behind it ... I am not a computer scientist nor an IT Engineer

https://info.nyif.com/financial-data-scientist/
(no free advertisement intended but this is the only program blending FINANCIAL ENGINEERING, CORPORATE FINANCE & DATA SCIENCE)

College programs are an expensive bad joke against what you can get at a lower tutition or for free in any of the fields, while attending a professional institute or a manufacturer / provider of software, hardware or IT services (i.e. Accenture, Oracle, Amazon web services)

(again, no free propaganda , no free advertisements....But i no longer believe in college degrees on either Finance or Data Science)

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