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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning about the history of finance and why modern-day economics developed the way it did.
  • Those curious to learn about the fascinating ways people made and lost a lot of money.
  • Anyone interested in Finance, Economics, or Financial theory.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Understand the purpose of financial and capital markets
  • Realize the importance of intellectual property protection and how it determines technological innovation
  • Learn market efficiency and risk
  • Irrespective of political ideology, understand how government can help or hinder an economy
  • Use payoff diagrams to estimate the potential profit of option strategies
  • Recognize company incentives to acquire or merge with other companies
  • Understand hostile takeovers, leveraged buyouts and defense tactics against hostile takeovers
  • Explain what happened during the 2008 U.S. financial housing collapse


  • No previous knowledge is required to take this course.

This course will take you on a journey to where finance came from. It describes how financial theories were developed, how ideological and government experiments shaped economies, and the rise and fall of financial markets. It discusses influential thinkers who shaped society, crazy scams that worked (for a while), and demystifies financial concepts into simple ideas everyone can understand.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to talk fluently about key financial concepts, unpack financial stories in the news, and recognize financial ideas as they show up in everyday life.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned the history of corporate finance and its impact on today’s economy.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about the history of corporate finance in a nutshell.

Course Curriculum

2h 9m

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Section 2 - History Of Finance
Financial And Capital Markets 00:00:00
Section 3 - The Importance Of Intellectual Property Protection
The Importance Of Intellectual Property Protection 00:00:00
Section 4 - Role Of Government In Financial Markets
Role Of Government In Financial Markets 00:00:00
Section 5 - Market Efficiency And Market Crashes
Market Efficiency And Market Crashes 00:00:00
Section 6 - Risk And Diversification
Risk And Diversification 00:00:00
Section 7 - Option Strategy Basics
Call Options 00:00:00
Put Options 00:00:00
Shorting Call Options 00:00:00
Shorting Put Options 00:00:00
Section 8 - Mergers And Acquisitions
Mergers And Acquisitions 00:00:00
Required Reading On Bonds Prior To Following Lectures 00:00:00
Takeovers, Leveraged Buyouts And Defense Tactics 00:00:00
Section 9 - 2008 U.S. Financial Housing Collapse
2008 U.S. Financial Housing Collapse 00:00:00
Section 10 - Conclusion
Conclusion 00:00:00

Course Reviews


1 ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Good pace of lecture


    It was enjoyable and kept my interest.