Corporate Finance: First Course

The first course in Corporate Finance starts with a basic introduction of notation and terminology. It is meant as both a refresher as well as an introductory course.  If you are new to the subject but are comfortable with basic accounting and financial statement concepts, skip directly to Corporate Finance: Risk & Return or to Corporate Finance Basics: Beta, Calculating WACC or Weighted Average Cost of Capital. If this is still basic stuff and you need some more material to chew on, take a look at the Beta and WACC Calculation Example from the AMD Corporate Finance Case Study.  Alternatively for a complete look at the Corporate Finance Training Courses available, please see the Corporate Finance Training Roadmap.

And now for the contents of the course. We start off with Financial Statements,  Time Value of  Money, Risk and Return, Opportunity Cost, Cost of Capital, Weighted Average Cost of Capital and Return measures. We close with a 38 page detailed case study on Electronic Arts that reviews the Electronic Arts (EA) balance sheet, profit and loss statements, shows how to project the EA statements in the future and arrive at a valuation of EA at that point in time. The primary question we try and answer in this course is the valuation question: How do we derive a value for EA and how do we determine if it represents fair value for that share?

The course assumes no prior knowledge of the subject but requires familiarity with basic mathematics

The first course in Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance Training: Financial Statements – Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss and Cash flows
Corporate Finance Training: The Balance Sheet, Assets, Depreciation
Corporate Finance Training: Balance Sheet: Liabilities & Working Capital
Corporate Finance Training: Equity and the Income Statement
Corporate Finance Training: Risk & Return
Corporate Finance Training: The many faces of Return: ROE, ROIC and Payback
Corporate Finance Training: Discount rate and time value of money
Corporate Finance Training: Present Value in Action
Corporate Finance Training: Calculating Internal Rate of Return or IRR
Corporate Finance Training: Opportunity Cost and Cost of Capital
Corporate Finance Training: Beta, Calculating WACC or Weighted Average Cost of Capital
Corporate Finance Training: Case Study: Electronic Arts (EA)

This course supplements material covered in the small business basic accounting course available separately at Basic Accounting Short Course for small business – Course Guide.

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