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Corporate Finance: Strategies for Creating Shareholder Value, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 5 days
University rank #22 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
You’ll explore the latest corporate finance methodologies and frameworks in a lively learning environment that includes lectures, case studies, discussions and a review of current research. Outside of the classroom, you and your peers with work together in study group settings to apply your new knowledge to real-world situations.
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This highly collaborative corporate finance program combines the advanced thinking of senior Kellogg faculty and the real-world experience of successful practitioners to show you how to optimize and integrate investment and financing decisions to maximize shareholder value creation. You’ll receive practical guidance on how to determine what investments you should make, which should be divested and the impact of financing strategy on your bottom line.

Key benefits:
  • Measure the impact of major strategic and operating decisions on shareholder value
  • Evaluate and prioritize strategic investments including capital expenditures, organic growth, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring alternatives
  • Determine the consequences of financing strategies for value creation
  • Accurately estimate firms’ and divisions’ cost of capital and its relation to financial structure
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    The program focuses on four areas:

    Creating Shareholder Value: Evaluation of Investments
    • Analytical techniques
    • Common mistakes made in the evaluation process
    • Financial reporting and resource allocation decisions
    • Modern approaches for the determination of cost of capital
    • Divisional cost of capital
    • Evaluating strategies using real options
    Financing Decisions
    • Determinants of financial structure: Is debt good for your firm?
    • Cash distribution strategy: dividends and stock repurchases
    • Stock market reactions to changes in financial policy: the scientific evidence
    • Impact of financing strategies on your firm’s cost of capital
    Innovative financial instruments
    • Techniques for analyzing value created by investment and financing strategies
    • Design of consistent investment and financial strategies
    Corporate Financial Strategies
    • Valuation of merger and acquisition targets
    • Ownership restructuring: leveraged buyouts
    • Valuation of international investments
    • Value-based management 

    English Language Requirements

    This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    General Requirements

    Who Should Attend
    • Executives who participate in strategic decisions such as capital budgeting, financial planning and mergers and acquisitions
    • Managers with profit and loss or balance sheet responsibilities
    • Executives in financial advisory functions such as consultants, accountants, commercial bankers and investment bankers

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      10500 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10500 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
    • National

      10500 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10500 USD per module and a duration of 5 days.
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    Fee includes lodging and most meals

    Living costs for Evanston

    • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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