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Introduction to Financial Modelling

Introduction to Financial Modeling A quick examination of building financial models with a focus on building financial models for financial reporting, investment decision making, financial planning and budgeting purposes. At a personal level the most common application of financial modeling for me has been building

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Investors due diligence and pre-investment audits

Investor due diligence and pre-investment audits. Whether you deal with Angels, Venture Capital investors or your local banker as a small business owner you need to understand the documentation requirements of fund raising as well as the due diligence and pre-investment audit process. While the

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Corporate Finance Posts Index

Corporate Finance Master Case: Corporate Finance: LLC or C-Corp Master Case: Corporate Finance: Limited Liability or C-Corp Master Case: Office Depot: Ratio Analysis Learning Corporate Finance – course guide Master Case: Electronic Arts (EA): Corporate Finance: Session IV The first course in Corporate Finance –

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Top 10 Active courses in October

The top 5 most active courses in October on the Learning Corporate Finance site so far: Top 10 MBA: 15 months as a MBA student at Columbia Business School Accounting Crash Course Corporate Finance: First Course Computational Finance: Building Monte Carlo (MC) Simulators in Excel

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Ratio Analysis

Using Office Depot as an example the case walks through liquidity, leverage, productivity and profitability ratios in two separate iterations. This case is the first in a two part series that compares Office Depot with Staples using the principles of Ratio Analysis.

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Corporate Finance – First Course

The first course in Corporate Finance starts with a basic introduction of notation and terminology and then introduced the concepts of Financial Statements, Time Value of Money, Risk and Return, Opportunity Cost, Cost of Capital, Weighted Average Cost of Capital and Return measures. It closes 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.