RE6016 - Corporate Finance

Instructor - Joy Chan

Learn how experts approach the financial decision-making process using accepted conventions.

Course Summary

Financial managers make important decisions every day that affect the finances of companies, both large and small. All business people need to be able to interpret and relate data accurately from financial instruments and other market sources in order to make smart financial decisions. This course will help you understand accepted conventions, financial principles, and techniques used in the manufacturing, merchandising, and service industries. Real world examples will engage your problem-solving skills while lectures and seminars teach you the fundamentals of Corporate Finance. Along the way, you'll gain an appreciation for the corporate decision-making process that will help you make informed choices that will benefit your business.

How do I take this course?

This course delivers 10 hours of video lecture presentations on key topics in the field of Corporate Finance. You can download and print a copy of the presentation slides, and make notes as you follow along. To make it easier to absorb the material, each hour is divided into short segments, of about 15 minutes each. You can watch as many, or as few segments each day, or each week, in your own time. Each segment is followed by a short quiz to help you review, and test yourself about what you have learned. There is also a dedicated chat room for this course, so you can talk, get help, and just be social as you journey through the corporate financial decision-making process with others online.

Do I get a Certificate of Completion?

Yes. On completion of this course, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion showing the overall average that you achieved in all of the quizzes. You may be able to take this to your university or college to ask for transfer credits, or to your professional association to see if you can be awarded continuing education credits.

Understand the corporate firm, its goals, and an overview of the different ways that corporate finance can be structured, and be introduced to financial markets. Enter the exciting world of world of corporate securities as claims on the firm.
This essential foundation is required to understand present and future values. Examine the power of compounding, and explore multiple cash-flows, ordinary Perpetuities, annuities, loan payment, and retirement calculations.
Financial statements tell a story, and they are an important window into the activities of a company. Learn how to review financial statements, and understand financial ratios and analysis.
In this lecture, Joy Chan examines bond valuation calculations, and bond pricing, and in the process enters the exciting world of financial risk.
How are stocks valued? In this lecture, you will explore stock valuation calculations, including growth estimates, payout ratios, and the price-earnings model.
In this session, Joy Chan discusses the concept and intricacies of Net Present Value. Examine other methods for valuing investments, including Internal Rate of Return, Profitability Index, and Payback Period.
Examine budget planning, including the concepts of Incremental Cash flows, and Baldwin Case Analysis.
Investment is about risk and return. Begin this two part session by examining risk free rates and risk premiums. You will also examine the concept of Efficient Portfolios and Diversification.
In this follow-up lecture on risk and return, you will cover Betas and Capital Asset Pricing Model, and understand the weighted average cost of capital.
In this final presentation, Joy Chan concludes with some real world considerations in capital structure, and explains trade off theory and pecking order theory.

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