'Intro to Applied Investing' MOOC offered again


April 10, 2014

Following a successful offering last fall that enrolled almost 3,000 students from around the world, Dr. David Krause, director of Marquette Business’ Applied Investment Management program, 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.

The course is geared towards those with little or no prior knowledge of investing or markets, and will cover major investment vehicles, including common stock, bonds, real estate and alternative investments, as well as discuss the various methods of investing. "Students will also 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.”

Enrollment is now open. The course begins Monday, May 5 - it is self-paced but designed to be completed in four weeks. The course must be completed by July 7 in order to earn a letter of completion. There are four modules, each containing 4-5 video lessons of 5-10 minutes each. Each module ends with a quiz, and provides numerous opportnuities for further online reading related to the topic.