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Applying Data Analytics in Finance

This course introduces an overview of financial analytics. You will learn why, when, and how to apply financial analytics in real-world situations. You will explore techniques to analyze time series data and how to evaluate the risk-reward trade off expounded in modern portfolio theory. While most of the focus will be on the prices, returns, and risk of corporate stocks, the analytical techniques can be leverages in other domains. Finally, a short introduction to algorithmic trading concludes the course.

Created by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


What you’ll learn

Through this educational opportunity you can acquire the skills sought from employers today. The most relevant technique in the educational opportunity that is often requested from organizations is Data Analysis. The most in demand tool is R. You will also find out about Decision Making Skills, a trait frequently requested in job descriptions.

Who will benefit?

Comparing material from this educational opportunity with nearly 10,000 data-related job descriptions, we determine that those in or pursuing Data Scientist roles would benefit the most.