Locked before Tuesday, January 2, 2018 12:00 AM PST.
The first part of the
discussion should be fun. Many of you without a background in finance
may have gotten your impression of the finance world from TV or movies.
Even the highly prestigious Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
has published Top 20 Films about Finance: From Crisis to Con Men.
Share what your impressions are based on a recent TV show or movie,
or one of the movies from the CFA Institute’s list if you can find one
of the movies online. If you haven’t watched anything finance-related
lately, check out the one of these movies: The Big Short, Margin Call, or Wall Street (the original one, not the awful sequel). TV shows include Billions or some early episodes of Silicon Valley that involve getting finance for the new company. Post your thoughts in the first week of the module.
For the second week of the module, dig into the assignments and start
to use Microsoft Excel. There are some videos on Excel in the
background reading page, but find an additional video or two that helps
you get started. Share the link with your classmate and discuss the
usefulness of the video you found.