Introduction to Applied Investing
Sep 23, 2013 to Nov 24, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Uses discussion forums
- You will not be given a final grade in this course
Full course description
Introduction to Applied Investing is intended for anyone who wants to become more informed and savvier about investing. With its own unique lingo, the world of investments is viewed by many as extremely complex and intimidating. Once you learn the major concepts and jargon of finance, the financial markets and the wide array of investment offerings won't seem so complicated.
Whether you want to work as a professional investment analyst or just become a wiser investor, this course is designed to help you understand the basics of investing. We’ll cover the major investment vehicles such as: common stock, bonds, real estate, alternative investments, and the various methods of investing. You’ll develop insights into the financial markets and learn how to establish a sound, long-term investment strategy.
David S. Krause, Ph.D.
Director, Applied Investment Management Program
Dr. David S. Krause serves as the Director of the Applied Investment Management program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Krause is also a finance faculty member where he teaches various investment-related courses. Prior to rejoining Marquette in 2004, Dr. Krause was active in several businesses he co-founded that were engaged in financial services, manufacturing, and healthcare. He received his B.B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. degrees in the field of finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Northcentral University, respectively. Krause also completed his doctoral studies at the University of Texas-Austin. Over the years he has been published in numerous academic and trade journals, as well as contributing investment commentary via traditional and digital media. In addition to his academic and business consulting pursuits, he serves on the boards of various corporate, charitable, and civic organizations. When not engaged with the undergraduate students in the AIM program, Dr. Krause enjoys baseball, politics, Shetland Sheepdogs, and working on his family’s early twentieth century house.