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Finance 101: Principles of Finance

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Our Finance 101 course offers an easy and quick way to earn real college credit. The self-paced course includes video lessons taught by expert finance instructors and practice assessments so you can make sure you fully understand essential financial formulas and concepts.
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21 Chapters in Finance 101: Principles of Finance

21 chapters in Finance 101: Principles of Finance

Ch 1. Introduction to Corporate Finance {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[69809].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Is Corporate Finance? - Definition & Fundamentals Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69810].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69810].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Financial Management Systems & Role of a Financial Manager Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Is a Business Organization? - Structure, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8760].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8760].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Is a Limited Liability Company? - Definition, Benefits & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13437].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13437].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Are the Goals of Financial Management? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69812].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69812].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Agency Problem in Finance: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54427].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54427].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Financial Markets: Types & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Balance Sheet: Purpose, Components & Format Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Preparing the Basic Income Statement and Statement of Retained Earnings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9175].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9175].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Corporate Tax Rate: Definition & Formula Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59905].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59905].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is a Marginal Tax Rate? - Definition & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Average Tax Rate: Definition & Formula Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10504].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10504].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Is Cash Flow? - Definition, Calculation & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7564].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7564].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Advantages of Bond Financing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18506].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18506].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Long-Term Debt & the Indenture Agreement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69826].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69826].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Moody's vs. Standard & Poor's Bond Ratings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Government, Zero-Coupon & Floating-Rate Bonds Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Bond Markets: Analysis & Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Real vs. Nominal Interest Rates and Changes in Prices Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1996].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1996].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Determinants of Bond Yields Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69830].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69830].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - How to Calculate Net Present Value: Definition, Formula & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16029].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16029].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Payback Analysis: Formula & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Discounted Payback Period: Method & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69836].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69836].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Average Accounting Return: Definition & Weaknesses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69837].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69837].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Internal Rate of Return: Advantages & Disadvantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69838].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69838].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Modified Rate of Return: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69839].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69839].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Profitability Index Method: Definition & Calculations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80600].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[80600].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Capital Budgeting: Definition & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69841].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69841].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Percentage vs. Dollar Returns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69855].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69855].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Calculate the Rate of Return: Definition, Formula & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15740].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15740].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Standard Deviation & Variance in Finance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69857].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69857].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Normal Distribution: Definition, Properties, Characteristics & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The History of Capital Markets Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69858].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69858].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Geometric vs. Arithmetic Average Returns Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69859].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69859].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Capital Market Efficiency & Price Behavior Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69860].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69860].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Required Return vs. Cost of Capital Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69875].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69875].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Financial Policy & the Cost of Capital Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69876].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69876].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Dividend Growth Model Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69877].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69877].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Cost of Debt & Preferred Stock Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69879].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69879].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Weighted Average Cost of Capital Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69880].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69880].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Divisional Cost of Capital Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69881].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69881].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Estimate a Project Specific Discount Rate Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69882].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69882].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Cash Dividends & Dividend Payment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69901].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69901].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Homemade Dividends: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69902].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69902].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Low Dividend Payout: Real World Factors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69903].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69903].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Factors Favoring High Dividend Payouts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69904].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69904].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Understanding Information Content of Dividends & Clientele Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69905].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69905].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Stock Repurchase: Definition & Benefits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69906].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69906].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Are Stock Dividends & Stock Splits? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69907].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69907].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Credit Policy & Receivables Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69921].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69921].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Components of Credit Policy: Terms of Sale Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69922].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69922].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Analyze a Credit Policy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69923].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69923].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Total Cost Curve & Organizing the Credit Function Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69924].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69924].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Evaluating, Scoring & Granting Credit Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69925].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69925].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Monitoring Receivables in a Collection Policy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69926].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69926].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Perpetual and Periodic Inventory Systems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23187].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23187].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Inventory Management Techniques Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69927].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69927].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Credit Policy Analysis: One-Shot & Accounts Receivables Approaches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69928].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69928].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Foreign Currency Exchange: Supply and Demand for Currency Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2014].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2014].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is Purchasing Power? - Definition & Parity Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9217].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9217].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Interest Rate Parity, Forward Rates & International Fisher Effect Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69930].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69930].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - International Capital Budgeting: Approaches & Exchange Rate Risk Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69931].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69931].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Exchange Rate Risk & Forms of Exposure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69932].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69932].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - International Corporate Finance & Political Risk Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69933].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69933].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch. 1:  Introduction to Corporate Finance
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Ch. 2:  Financial Statements, Taxes & Cash Flow
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Ch. 3:  Financial Statement Basics
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Ch. 4:  Long-Term Financial Planning & Growth
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Ch. 5:  Introduction to Valuation Methods
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Ch. 6:  Discounted Cash Flow Valuation
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Ch. 7:  Interest Rates & Bond Valuation
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Ch. 8:  Stock Valuation
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Ch. 9:  Net Present Value & Investment Basics
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Ch. 10:  Capital Investment Decisions
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Ch. 11:  Accounting Risk & Return
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Ch. 12:  Return, Risk, & the Security Market Line
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Ch. 13:  Options & Corporate Finance
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Ch. 14:  Cost of Capital
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Ch. 15:  Financial Leverage & Capital Structure
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Ch. 16:  Dividends & Dividend Policy
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Ch. 17:  Short-Term Financing & Planning
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Ch. 18:  Cash & Liquidity Management
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Ch. 19:  Credit & Inventory Management
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Ch. 20:  International Corporate Finance
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Ch. 21:  Studying for Finance 101
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