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Free Online Course on Project Finance

The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is offering free online course on Project Finance: Funding Projects Successfully. This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and necessary tools to create the optimum financing structure for your project and enhance its potential to attract funding.

In this five-week course, applicants will learn the key strategies used by project managers to generate crucial funding for their projects. This course will start on April 19, 2018.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 4-6 hours pw
Subject: Business Administration
Institution: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $199
Session: Course Starts on April 19, 2018

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges.

About This Course

The approach taken is both theoretically sound and practically relevant. This is achieved by using case studies to illustrate the topics, as well as assignments that give learners first-hand experience in what it takes to put together a financeable project.

Why Take This Course?

This course is a good enhancement course for learners who successfully completed the MOOC Project Management from DelftX. This course builds on the basic knowledge gained in that MOOC, but deals with the financing aspects in considerably more detail.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to create a financing structure that will provide the best chance of successful project financing
  • The optimal allocation of the roles, risks and rewards between the various project stakeholders
  • Creating a financial risk management plan
  • Constructing the optimal legal conditions for project financing to succeed


Emile Peters

Emile is a senior lecturer of Economics and Project Finance at Delft University of Technology.


BSc; Basic Financing knowledge will be helpful. For those with no, or limited finance knowledge, the following may be a good introductory course to take first: https://www.edx.org/course/finance-everyone-smart-tools-decision-michiganx-fin101x

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