• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration

About

In this Corporate Finance I - Measuring and Promoting Value Creation offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign you will learn how to use key finance principles to understand and measure business success and to identify and promote true value creation.

You will learn how to use accounting information to form key financial ratios to measure a company’s financial health and to manage a company's short-term and long-term liquidity needs.  

You will also learn how to use valuation techniques to make sound business investment and acquisition decisions. Finally, you will learn how to incorporate risk and uncertainty into investment decisions and how to evaluate the performance of existing investments.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand how companies make investment decisions that create value for shareholders
  • Use accounting statements to measure the financial health of a company
  • Forecast and manage a company’s short- and long-term liquidity needs
  • Measure the contribution of a new project or acquisition to shareholder value
  • Incorporate risk into investment decisions using the appropriate discount rates
  • Evaluate the performance of a company or divisions of a company

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 25 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 2-4 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Objective of the Corporation and Analysis of Financial Ratios
  • Financial Planning
  • Making Investment Decisions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk, and Performance Evaluation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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