Introduction to Corporate Finance course

Corporate Finance Course
Corporate Finance 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.

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

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