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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Corporate Finance I: Measuring and Promoting Value Creation by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the 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

Feb 8, 2020

I found this course to be engaging and interesting. The content was explained well. I greatly appreciate what I have learned from this course, and feel it will be helpful in my future endeavors.

Nov 17, 2020

This course helped me to learn a lot about Corporate Finance, especially about mergers & acquisitions, LBO and IRR and many more. Mainly it was thanks to the approachable method of the teacher.

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By Nuno M

Jun 11, 2020

Obrigado Heitor! Great learning experience.

By Ronald v D

Jun 13, 2020

Course material was very will explained!


Jun 9, 2020

It has been a very knowledgable course.

By Jay K

Feb 3, 2019

somewhat challenging but a lot to learn

By Roberto G

Sep 20, 2020

Excellent course.Excellent instructor.

By Neha s

Jul 16, 2020

Excellent learning course for students

By Johan R v d B

Jun 16, 2020

Great course, fantastic professor!

By Ahmed Q

Apr 6, 2020

Great practical method of teaching

By Remco B

Feb 11, 2018

Great content, great instructor.

By Joseph A

Feb 13, 2017

Great class, highly recommend it

By Abdulhamid D

Aug 28, 2021

A​lmeida...loved your course!

By Muhammad H

Jun 17, 2020


By Faisal

Nov 6, 2018

It is very intrasting course

By Wazir M

Nov 1, 2020

Excellent refresher course

By Brandon O

Jul 27, 2020

Almeida is a great teacher

By Victor A M

Jun 20, 2020

Topics are well-explained!

By Muhammad A A

Nov 14, 2017

Excellent course

Thank you

By Prerna K G

Jul 10, 2020

learned corporate finance


Jan 31, 2021

Thank you for the course

By rashid K

Oct 20, 2018

Fantastic course !!!!!!!

By Carlos C

Oct 6, 2019

Very good, i enjoyed it

By Reza K

Jul 21, 2020

So wonderful objects

By Qosimova M E q

Nov 18, 2020

I love this course


Jul 27, 2020

Exceptional Course

By Volodymyr M

Jan 19, 2019

Interesting course