Marquette launches free online course: Introduction to Applied Investing

Enrollment is now open for a pilot course; classes start May 5, 2014 and end in July

To view the course and enroll, go to:  Introduction to Applied Investing

 MILWAUKEE – Marquette University announced that it is again offering an open online course in investing. Dr. David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program in the College of Business Administration, will again teach “Introduction to Applied Investing,” a short, self-paced course intended for individuals who want to be more informed and savvier about investing.

Krause with students at NYSE

Krause noted that the course is delivered online through the open source learning management system on Instructure’s Canvas Network, another outlet for the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. Other institutions with MOOCs on the Canvas Network include Brown University, Michigan State University, University of South Florida, Clemson University and Santa Clara University.

According to Krause, Marquette was the first institution to offer a MOOC on the topic of applied investing.

“I excited to re-launch this course,” Krause said. “It has been developed and is being delivered with the same quality that Marquette brings to all its business courses and programs.”

Dr. Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration, agreed.

“This is has been an exciting first step for the college and the university,” he said. “MOOCs have great potential to showcase a university’s intellectual capital and expand knowledge in an important and relevant topic, like investment management.”

The Marquette course covers major investment vehicles, including common stock, bonds, real estate, and alternative investments, as well as discuss the various methods of investing. Students develop insights into the financial markets and learn how to establish a long-term investment strategy, according to Krause.

“If you are new to investing, this course can give you the confidence to begin building your own investment plan,” Krause said. “It can also help you better understand the recommendations of more experienced investors and financial advisors – and hopefully protect you from poor advice and bad decisions.”

Enrollment in the pilot course is now open and classes will run until July. The course is self-paced and it is designed to be completed in four weeks, according to Krause. A blog accompanies the course: https://appliedinvesting.wordpress.com/.

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One Response to Marquette launches free online course: Introduction to Applied Investing

  1. Business Ben says:

    Looking forward to this course, it sounds informative and invaluable.

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