Corporate Finance

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Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

$1,936.00 $2,200.00 Save $264.00

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*Early bird pricing above available through June 30th, 2019.

Every choice a corporation makes has financial implications. As a result, when defined broadly, every business decision fits under the rubric of corporate finance. In Corporate Finance with Professor Aswath Damodaran, students become familiar with this “big picture” of corporate finance while also learning the intricate theories and techniques that are crucial to maximizing shareholder value.

Over the course of 15 weeks, students will learn about risk, valuation, betas, dividends, and more, along with their real-world applications. The course will teach the reasoning behind major investing, financing, and dividend decisions and, most importantly, how corporate finance can be fun.

This course includes a free bonus course for students looking to enhance their accounting skills: Essentials of Financial Accounting taught by NYU Stern Professor Amal Shehata.

Certificates and Credits

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Program Takeaways

  • Corporate Finance Theory

    Establish a foundation of knowledge in central corporate finance theories
  • Real-World Application

    Learn to apply, in real-world situations, the techniques that have been developed in corporate finance
  • Comprehensive Perspective

    Become familiar with the "big picture" of corporate finance and understand how the pieces of the financial puzzle fit together

Who Should Attend

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for participants who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Years of Experience

    Participants with all levels of work experience are welcome to attend
  • Job Functions

    Ideal for analysts, financial officers, and portfolio managers
  • Prerequisites

    Intended for individuals with knowledge of financial statement analysis, basic statistics, time value of money, and Microsoft Excel; additionally, students must have a desktop or laptop computer with an internet connection


The following agenda is a sample and subject to change.

Week 1

  • What is Corporate Finance?
  • The Objective: Utopia and Let Down
  • The Objective: Reality and Reaction

Week 2

  • Define and Measure Risk
  • The Risk Free Rate
  • Equity Risk Premiums
  • Live Q & A Session 1

Week 3

  • Country Risk Premiums
  • Regression Betas
  • Beta Fundamentals
  • Live Q & A Session 2

Week 4

  • Bottom-up Betas
  • The "Right" Beta
  • Debt: Measure and Cost
  • Quiz 1

Week 5

  • Financing Weights
  • Earnings and Cash Flows

Week 6

  • Time Weighting Cash Flows
  • Loose Ends
  • The Trade Off
  • Live Q & A Session 3

Week 7

  • The Cost of Capital: Approach
  • The Cost of Capital: Follow Up
  • Quiz 2

Week 8

  • The Cost of Capital: Wrap-Up
  • Live Q & A Session 4

Week 9

  • Trends and Measures
  • The Trade Off
  • Assessments
  • Quiz 3

Week 10

  • Action and Follow Up
  • The End Game

Week 11

  • First Steps
  • Cash Flows

Week 12

  • Growth
  • Terminal Value
  • Live Q & A Session 5

Week 13

  • To Value Per Share
  • Value of Control

Week 14

  • Relative Valuation
  • Final Thoughts
  • Live Q & A Session 6
  • Final Exam
  • Final Project