This course is the fourth in the four-course Specialization Essentials of Corporate Financial Analysis and Decision-Making
In this course you will develop not only an understanding of how firm risk might be objectively measured using commonly available data, but also an understanding of how such risk measures might be incorporated directly into valuation models.
Instructors from the University of Melbourne, together with their partners at BNY Mellon, demonstrate these practical techniques for risk measurement and valuation using real-life data relating to some of the largest listed public companies from around the world.
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Module 1: Defining attitudes towards and alternative measures of risk
Module 2: Linking risk with expected return
Module 3: Using financial statement analysis to measure cost of capital
Module 4: Addressing financial reality with real options analysis
A basic knowledge of statistics and an ability to employ simple algebra to solve straightforward problems
Familiarity with Microsoft Excel (or a functionally-equivalent spreadsheet program). Specifically participants should possess the ability to summarise data using the graphical tools contained within that program.
Apart from that, a natural curiosity about not only how markets operate, but also how participants in those markets gather and then transform information so as to make financial decisions that maximise firm value
Graham, J.R. & Smart, S.B. (2012) Introduction to corporate finance: what companies do. Australia: South-Wesetern/Cengage Learning.
This course will run for 4 weeks, and consist of 4 modules each with a series of lecture videos between 5 to 8 minutes long. Each video will contain a range of integrated quiz questions or reflection questions. Assessment will be multiple-choice questions, and a final peer reviewed assessment.
Course hero image reproduced with permission from BNY Mellon.