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Skills you will gain

Corporate FinanceProjectFinanceMergers And Acquisitions (M&A)

Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

50%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 25 hours to complete
English

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Overview

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Syllabus10m
About this Course: Ratings and Reviews10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Getting to Know Your Classmates10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
5 hours to complete

Module 1: The Objective of the Corporation and Analysis of Financial Ratios

5 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 112 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
15 videos
Why Maximizing the Stock Price is a Reasonable Goal For a Company10m
Conflicts Between Stock Price Maximization and Society9m
The Agency Problem and Corporate Governance8m
Balance Sheet Ratios: Introduction4m
Balance Sheet Ratios: Liquidity11m
Balance Sheet Ratios: Solvency12m
Income Statement Ratios: Profitability13m
Cash Flow Statement Ratios10m
Valuation Ratios10m
Module 1 Review2m
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Assignment 1 Overview2m
Assignment 1 Discussion10m
3 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Module 1 Spreadsheets and Other Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 1 Practice Quiz 130m
Module 1 Practice Quiz 230m
Module 1 Practice Quiz 330m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Module 2: Financial Planning

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 114 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
14 videos
Long-Term Financial Planning5m
Forecasting Income Statements8m
Forecasting Cash Flow Statements9m
Forecasting Balance Sheets8m
Raising Long-Term Financing: Discussion9m
Investments in Working Capital6m
Working Capital Ratios8m
Short-Term Financial Planning: Inventory11m
Seasonality and Receivables10m
Accounts Payable and Liquidity Risk13m
Module 2 Review3m
Assignment 2 Overview2m
Assignment 2 Discussion11m
3 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Module 2 Spreadsheets and Other Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 2 Practice Quiz 130m
Module 2 Practice Quiz 230m
Module 2 Practice Quiz 330m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Module 3: Making Investment Decisions

6 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 148 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
15 videos
NPV Example - Speeding Up the Collection of Receivables9m
The Concept of Net Present Value (NPV)15m
Calculating NPV in Excel4m
The Relationship Between NPV and Shareholder Value7m
The Internal Rate of Return (IRR)11m
Using the IRR to Evaluate Investments6m
Problems with the IRR11m
Additional Examples18m
Real Options - Valuing R&D15m
The Option to Wait - Gold Mine Example14m
The Option to Abandon a Project8m
Module 3 Review2m
Assignment 3 Overview2m
Assignment 3 Discussion15m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
5 practice exercises
Module 3 Practice Quiz 130m
Module 3 Practice Quiz 230m
Module 3 Practice Quiz 330m
Module 3 Practice Quiz 430m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Module 4: Mergers and Acquisitions, Risk, and Performance Evaluation

6 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 169 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
15 videos
Good and Bad Reasons to Engage in M&A Transactions16m
Synergy Valuation and Deal Pricing12m
Means of Payment and Stock Market Reaction to M&A Deals14m
Leveraged Buyouts19m
Sensitivity Analysis14m
Using Discount Rates to Incorporate Risk Into the Valuation12m
Estimating the Required Return on Equity - The Market13m
Estimating the Required Return on Equity - The Company12m
Estimating the WACC7m
Performance Evaluation: Economic Value-Added (EVA)7m
Using EVA to Measure Performance of a Company's Division13m
Module 4 Review2m
Assignment 4 Overview3m
Assignment 4 Discussion12m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Module 4 Spreadsheets and Other Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Module 4 Practice Quiz 130m
Module 4 Practice Quiz 230m
Module 4 Practice Quiz 330m
Module 4 Quiz30m
20 minutes to complete

Course Conclusion

20 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 10 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Gies Online Programs3m
1 reading
Congratulations!10m

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