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In this course you will learn how companies decide on how much debt to take, and whether to raise capital from markets or from banks. This Corporate Finance II - Financing Investments and Managing Risk Course is a part of the Financial Management Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.


You will also learn how to measure and manage credit risk and how to deal with financial distress. You will discuss the mechanics of dividends and share repurchases, and how to choose the best way to return cash to investors. You will also learn how to use derivatives and liquidity management to offset specific sources of financial risk, including currency risks. Finally, You will learn how companies finance merger and acquisition decisions, including leveraged buyouts, and how to incorporate large changes in leverage in standard valuation models. 

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

  • Understand how companies make financing, payout and risk management decisions that create value
  •  Measure the effects of leverage on profitability, risk, and valuation 
  • Manage credit risk and financial distress using appropriate financial tools
  • Understand the links between payout policies and company performance 
  • Use derivatives and liquidity management to offset financial risks 
  • Pick an appropriate financing package for an M&A or leveraged buyout deal

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

    • Module 1: Raising Financing: The Capital Structure Decision
    • Module 2: Understanding Debt Financing and Payout Policy
    • Module 3: Risk Management
    • Module 4: Financial Management of Acquisitions and R&D

    English Language Requirements

    This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      49 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
    • National Applies to you

      49 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    The programme is self-paced and the cost per month is 49$.


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