The Risk and Return and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital Risk and Return and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital course is part of Corporate Finance from Columbia University - ColumbiaX Columbia University - ColumbiaX.
In this course, you will learn to estimate the expected return of equity and debt. You will also learn to estimate the weighted average cost of capital (WACC), the opportunity cost of capital you should use when discounting the free cash flows to value a firm.
In the process, you will learn to estimate the risk of financial assets and how use this measure of risk to calculate expected returns. You will also learn how the capital structure of a firm affects the riskiness of its equity and debt. Throughout the course, you will learn how to construct Excel models to value firms using hands on activities.
The Risk and Return and the Weighted Average Cost programme is part of the Corporate Finance Professional Certificate.
What you'll learn:
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Length: 4 weeks Effort: 3 to 4 hours per week
Students must be familiar with basic concepts of Accounting; basic skills in Microsoft Excel (or equivalent); Students should have completed Introduction to Corporate Finance and The Free Cash Flow Method for Firm Valuation.
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