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Understanding Global Finance
Have you ever wondered what the stock market is, or how stocks get their prices? What is an “IPO,” and what does it mean to get “vested”? And why don’t we hear more about the bond market when the daily value exchanged is nearly three times the value of that traded on the stock market? We’ll explore these questions and discuss how you could grow a company (and perhaps even sell it and retire early) in this fast-paced economics course!
Locations: Menlo Park
Recommended hours: 12-18
- Understand accounting statements and learn how they inform valuation of a company (e.g. stock price)
- Understand how companies access investable funds at various stages
- Get a sense of what bonds are, how they’re priced, and why they’re such a big deal
- Learn about the ways to structure a company (e.g. single owner, LLC, corporation) and make a financial plan for a potential business