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Corporate Finance I

Measuring and Promoting Value Creation

This course is part of a Specialization (series of courses) called Financial Management.

In this course you will learn how to use key finance principles to understand and measure business success and to identify and promote true value creation. You will learn how to use accounting information to form key financial ratios to measure a company’s financial health and to manage a company's short-term and long-term liquidity needs. You will also learn how to use valuation techniques to make sound business investment and acquisition decisions. Finally, you will learn how to incorporate risk and uncertainty into investment decisions and how to evaluate the performance of existing investments. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: • Understand how companies make investment decisions that create value for shareholders • Use accounting statements to measure the financial health of a company • Forecast and manage a company’s short- and long-term liquidity needs • Measure the contribution of a new project or acquisition to shareholder value • Incorporate risk into investment decisions using the appropriate discount rates • Evaluate the performance of a company or divisions of a company This course was previously entitled Financial Evaluation and Strategy: Corporate Finance. The course received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 based on 177 reviews over the period of September 2015 through August 2016. A detailed breakdown of ratings and reviews received for the prior version of the course, which is identical in content to the current course, is provided in the course orientation page. This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and onlinemba.illinois.edu.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rating 4.6 based on 32 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 2-4 hours/week
Starts Jan 15 (last week)
Cost $79
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructor Heitor Almeida
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance

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corporate finance in 5 reviews

The course is very interesting but I think the strength of this course in corporate finance is the application of acquired knowledge to real cases of multinationals with recent data.

Excellent course for corporate finance.

I thoroughly enjoyed the challenging and yet interesting Corporate Finance concepts.

excellent A person like me who has always worked on engineering side, this course has been a great value to me in learning the first principals of corporate finance.

I would have liked to had a list of formulas as part of the resources for easier reference learnt a lot :) Nice introduction to corporate finance.

excellent course in 5 reviews

Excellent course.

Excellent course Thank you Really like itr, nice examples, advance finance.

An excellent course being thought by one of the best professors on finance Excellent Examples were hard to follow and the amount of information was too long to significantly digest the material.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rating 4.6 based on 32 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 2-4 hours/week
Starts Jan 15 (last week)
Cost $79
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructor Heitor Almeida
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Finance