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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering Introduction to Corporate Finance course in collaboration with Columbia University - ColumbiaX. Learn key financial concepts for evaluating and valuing investment opportunities, including how to value stocks and bonds.


This course Introduction to Corporate Finance course is part of Corporate Finance from EdX in partnership with Columbia University - ColumbiaX.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of time-honored financial concepts and rules, and how these can be applied to value firms, bonds, and stocks.

We will cover the time value of money, cost of capital and capital budgeting. You will be using Excel for many process including valuing bonds and stocks, computing NPV and finding IRR.

An introductory finance course that is required for all first-year MBA students at Columbia Business School, the course is taught by a world-class instructor, actively training the next generation of market leaders on Wall Street.

Participants from all backgrounds will be prepared to participate on the ever-evolving financial playing field.

The Introduction to Corporate Finance programme is part of the Corporate Finance Professional Certificate.

What you'll learn:

  • How to value any asset
  • Decide which projects to take out of the many a corporation might be considering
  • Compute the return on any project
  • Compute the value that a project adds
  • Value a bond and compute its yield
  • Value a stock using a simple model (i.e., determine the fair price of a stock)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Length: 4 weeks Effort: 3 to 4 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Course Include:
  • Week 1: The Time Value of Money & Present Value
  • Week 2: Net Present Value & The Internal Rate of Return Rule
  • Week 3: Capital Budgeting
  • Week 4: Valuation of Bonds and Stocks


  • Daniel Wolfenzon - Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements


Students must be familiar with basic concepts of Accounting and possess basic skills in Microsoft Excel (or equivalent.)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    99 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD per year and a duration of 28 days.
  • National Applies to you

    99 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD per year and a duration of 28 days.
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