This course is the third in the four-course Specialization Essentials of Corporate Financial Analysis and Decision-Making.
In this course you will develop not only an understanding of the different decisions that firms face on a day-to-day basis, but also an appreciation for how these decisions might be made in a way that can maximize firm value.
Instructors from the University of Melbourne, together with their partners at BNY Mellon, demonstrate the importance of these decisions by direct reference to a wide array of real-life examples featuring some of the largest public companies in the world.
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Module 1: Alternative approaches to making the optimal investment decision
Module 2: Raising capital and the choices firms face
Module 3: Creating value via takeovers, mergers and corporate restructuring
Module 4: Alternative approaches to risk management
● 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-Western/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.