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Corporate Finance I: Measuring and Promoting Value Creation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About this Course

In this course 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 This course was previously entitled Financial Evaluation and Strategy: Corporate Finance. The course received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 based on 177 reviews over the period of September 2015 through August 2016. A detailed breakdown of ratings and reviews received for the prior version of the course, which is identical in content to the current course, is provided in the course orientation page. This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

Top reviews

By M

Dec 04, 2017

This course provides an effective overview of Financial analysis methods in a way that drives contextual understanding and application. Highly Recommended.


Sep 15, 2017

E\n\nx\n\nc\n\ne\n\nl\n\nl\n\ne\n\nn\n\nt course for corporate finance. The professor is great. I highly recommend this course.

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36 Reviews

By Rahul Kochar

Nov 28, 2018

Excellent course!

By Faisal

Nov 06, 2018

It is very intrasting course

By Rashid Puthiyapurayil

Oct 20, 2018

Fantastic course !!!!!!!

By Mannit Trehan

Sep 14, 2018

Great Course

By Ann Massas

Jul 06, 2018

Great course and instructor. Learned a lot that I believe will help me on the CFA exam.

By Fang Shen

May 27, 2018

very practical stuff. However, I think Course 5 & 6 should be placed before Course 3 & 4 because financial valuation come before investment.

By Zhu Li

May 20, 2018

Excellent course.

By Atul Kumar

Apr 08, 2018

Course was very interesting. The syllabus was itself a lot so that it gets easier tot understand

By Daniel Dempsey

Mar 21, 2018

I like the material and the professor's lecture style. It is very applicable to my experience as a product manager.

There seemed to be a lot of little errors in the notes and questions that should be cleaned up. Otherwise the course is great!!

By Remco Bloemen

Feb 12, 2018

Great content, great instructor.