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Corporate Finance Essentials will enable you to understand key financial issues related to companies, investors, and the interaction between them in the capital markets. By the end of this course you should be able to understand most of what you read in the financial press and use the essential financial vocabulary of companies and finance professionals....
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Corporate FinanceFinancial RiskEvaluationInvestment
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100% online courses

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Chinese (Simplified)...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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10 minutes to complete

Course Overview

Overall Syllabus...
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1 reading
Reading1 reading
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Week
2
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2 hours to complete

Risk and Return

Welcome to Session 1 In this session we will discuss some basic but essential financial concepts such as mean return, volatility, and beta. We will also learn how to apply them in order to assess the performance of selected equity markets over the last decade. The learning objective is to understand the basic, essential, and widely used financial concepts. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
2. Periodic Returns9m
3. Arithmetic and Geometric Mean Returns10m
4. Evidence9m
5. Volatility11m
6. Beta10m
7. A brief recap8m
Reading3 readings
About this session10m
Readings10m
Intro to Quiz 110m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 116m
Week
3
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2 hours to complete

Correlation and Diversification

To understand diversification, an issue at the very heart of most investment decisions, and the role that correlation plays in determining the gains from diversification....
Reading
7 videos (Total 63 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
2. Portfolio Risk10m
3. The Correlation Coefficient13m
4. The Importance of Correlation3m
5. Diversification and Correlation Part 17m
6. Diversification and Correlation Part 213m
7. Diversification, Correlation and Portfolios8m
Reading3 readings
About this session10m
Readings10m
Intro to Quiz 210m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 216m
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4
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2 hours to complete

The CAPM and the Cost of Capital

In this session we will discuss how companies assess their cost of debt, their cost of equity, and ultimately their cost of capital. We will also discuss why this last concept is at the heart of many of the most important corporate decisions....
Reading
7 videos (Total 78 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
2. Three ways to think about the cost of capital8m
3. Components and notation7m
4. The debt tax shield7m
5. The cost of debt16m
6. The cost of equity10m
7. The CAPM17m
Reading3 readings
About this session10m
Readings10m
Intro to Quiz 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 316m
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Top Reviews

By JBJul 31st 2017

This course is an effective and quick way to review the essentials on corporate finance and a good starting point for a more indepth study of the material. Well taught with excellent pacing.

By SPOct 7th 2018

Way better than expected. The best thing about this course is the supplementary notes that comes along with each session, dwells deeps into the topic and gives a tight grasp on each session

Instructor

Javier Estrada

Professor of Financial Management
Department of Financial Management

About IESE Business School

For over fifty years, IESE, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, has been at the forefront of management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve....

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