About the course
On completion of this distance learning course you will have the knowledge and skills needed to make the right decisions when it comes to directing growth, choosing funding and managing performance. Working step-by-step through the different components of Corporate Finance, this course will teach you to look at a company through the eyes of the individuals responsible for the company’s management - rather than the lenders or shareholders. You will consider:
- In what areas should growth be directed?
- What analytic processes will guide the implementation of individual components of the strategy?
- How do we manage exposure to volatilities such as commodities, interest and foreign exchange?
- Shall we fund the enterprise with aggressive levels of debt, or with conservatism?
- How will we square conflicts between accounting impacts and economic/cashflow/value objectives
- What performance measures will be prioritised in designing and implementing corporate strategy?
Certain themes will reappear throughout the course, including the role of free cash flow, volatility and the difference between price and value. Within every unit, different options are illustrated, giving you the perspective of everyone involved.
The distance learning format allows you to study some of the more complex concepts at a pace that is right for you. Course leader Richard Capps will provide numerous excel files that you will be able to use to your advantage at work.
- Unit 1 - The Foundations of Corporate Finance
- Unit 2 - Valuation Issues
- Unit 3 - Valuation and Pricing
- Unit 4 - Capital Structuring
- Unit 5 - Adaptations to Valuation
- Unit 6 - Corporate Finance Modelling
- Unit 7 - Mergers and Acquisitions – Part 1
- Unit 8 - Mergers and Acquisitions – Part 2
What you'll learn
- The essential difference between price and value
- The crucial importance of cashflow volatility
- The central role of Free Cash Flow (FCF)
- The limitations of accounting in value metrics
- The correct calculation of IRRs
- The errors that are frequently encountered in valuation analyses
- The role of liquidity in formulating a capital structuring strategy
Postgraduate certificate option
You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School.
You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.
How you'll learn
- A new module is released every two weeks
- Study the units online, save them to your computer or print them out
- Study at your own pace
- Efficient and cost effective - no need to travel or take time off work
- Apply new skills and expertise to your work straight away
Richard obtained a law degree from Cambridge University and was called to the English Bar in 1976. Shortly thereafter he entered banking joining Chase Manhattan Bank where, for most of the 5 years service, he was a corporate relationship manager in London and New York. For the following 6 years ...
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