Free Online Course on Financial Management in Organizations

University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is offering free online course on Financial Management in Organizations. To pursue a MicroMasters certificate in Accounting and Financial Management, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required.

In this course, applicants will gain the skills necessary to effectively manage a corporation’s finances. Learn to use discounted cash flow, rate-of-return analyses and other financial management tools to evaluate projects, investments, and financial instruments. The course will start on March 26, 2018.

Course At A Glance

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 10-15 hours pw
Subject: Economics & Finance
Institution: University of Maryland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $214
Session: Course Starts on March 26, 2018

Providers’ Details

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George’s County, Maryland, approximately 4 miles from the northeast border of Washington, D.C.

About This Course

Want to learn how to make your corporation’s money make money?  In this course you will learn how to compare various investment types, select the most viable financial investment opportunity, and maximize your corporation’s wealth.  If you want to get a better understanding of how Wall Street works, this course is for you.

Why Take This Course?

You will learn how financial managers use discounted cash flow and rate-of-return analyses to evaluate projects and financial instruments, the role of the cost of capital and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) in capital investment analysis and selection, capital budgeting, stock and bond valuation, break-even analysis, capital market efficiency, real options, short-term financial management, and be introduced to international finance.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to analyze the functions of corporate financial management
  • Apply the principles of shareholder and stakeholder value-based financial management
  • The effect interest rates and financial markets have on corporate financial performance
  • How to perform financial ratio analyses
  • Ways to apply the principles of financial planning and control


Jayanta Sen

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA),  CFA Society of Nevada

Jiya Jain

Professor Emeritus, University of St. Francis


To pursue a MicroMasters certificate in Accounting and Financial Management, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required.  If you are not pursuing a MicroMasters certification, Course 2: Financial Accounting for Corporations is highly recommended.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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