Corporate Finance

with Ivan Kitov

Learn through hands-on projects how corporate finance adds value to the company. We study the principles of corporate finance, including capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management, and ESG investing.

7 hours 79 lessons
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79 High Quality Lessons
8 Practical Tasks
7 Hours of Content
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Course Overview

The primary goal of corporate finance is to maximize shareholder value through capital budgeting, financing, and net working capital activities. Capital budgeting is an important part of the decision-making process companies go through when determining whether to invest in a particular long-term project or asset. Corporate finance deals with funding sources and capital structure. And lastly, the role of working capital management is to ensure that a company has the funds for day-to-day operations and that its assets are invested productively. This Corporate Finance course will guide you through the core principles of capital budgeting and how to determine the firm’s cost of capital. We calculate the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) and examine its main components. We show you how to find the cost of debt, equity, and preferred equity, interpret the Marginal Cost of Capital schedule, and estimate the cost of equity in developing countries. Our Corporate Finance course touches on several topics, including effective working capital management, primary and secondary sources of liquidity, and factors that influence a firm’s liquidity position. Moreover, we discuss how to compare a company’s liquidity measures with those of peer companies, the meaning of net daily cash position, and the main techniques for managing accounts receivables and inventory. You will learn about the basic principles of capital budgeting, the meaning of capital rationing, and how to differentiate between independent and mutually exclusive projects. Next, we introduce the measures financial analysts use when deciding whether to accept or reject a project, such as the Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), etc. We complete the topic with a practical example of building a capital budgeting model from scratch in Excel. We also examine the role of fixed costs in a firm’s cost structure and in determining profitability. We analyze the effect of financial leverage on net income and return on equity and calculate the degree of operating, financial, and total leverage. The Corporate Finance course also covers the role of corporate governance and how environmental, social, and governance factors can be used in investment analysis. We explain the mechanisms of managing stakeholder relationships and mitigating associated risks. Lastly, we define the factors relevant to the analysis of corporate governance and stakeholder management. Our expert-led program is designed for finance professionals and those seeking to excel in the field. Don't wait—enroll now and gain a competitive edge to advance your career.

Topics covered

Capital BudgetingCorporate FinanceDCFExcelFinance Fundamentalsfinancial analysisFinancial ModelingForecastingValuation

What You'll Learn

The Corporate Finance course covers the ideas, concepts, and tools managers use to make the right financial decisions. Learn through detailed explanations and real-world examples how to:

Evaluate a firm’s working capital effectiveness based on its operating and cash conversion cycles
Calculate and interpret a company’s Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
Build a comprehensive capital budgeting model in Excel
Assess whether a project is feasible from a financial perspective through budgeting tools, such as payback period, Internal Rate of Return, and Net Present Value
Define and explain leverage and the different types of risks a company faces
Understand the basics of an effective corporate governance structure


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I am a non-accountant manager taking steps to up my financial accounting game, I have taken accounting and finance courses before now, and I must confess this course exceeded my expectation. It is excellent.
Very Great it just does not include material slides, formula and exercises. Update course please!!
Very comprehensive, but need the ppt slides or short notes for the theory part so to follow better
My expectations were meant buy I think there pace if the course videos should be looked at.
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Ivan Kitov

“Nowadays, companies face a lot of challenges: how to acquire funding, how to organize and use their capital, and how to manage their investments. Making the right financial decisions plays a crucial role in maximizing a company's value.”

Ivan Kitov

COO at 365 Data Science

Corporate Finance

with Ivan Kitov

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