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Skills you will gain

Risk ManagementCorporate FinanceMergers And Acquisitions (M&A)Debt

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

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. 20 hours to complete
English

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Start working towards your Master's degree

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 Orientation

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Welcome to Corporate Finance II: Financing Investments and Managing Risk11m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Getting to Know Your Classmates10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Raising Financing: The Capital Structure Decision

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 122 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Issuing Debt and Equity – The Mechanics11m
Should a Company Issue Debt or Equity?9m
Two Misconceptions8m
Debt Increases Systematic Risk10m
Evidence From the Field: Which Type of Capital Do Firms Prefer?9m
The Effect of Leverage On Taxes and Profits7m
Leverage and Personal Taxes9m
Leverage and the Risk of Financial Distress9m
The Trade-off Theory of Capital Structure7m
Analog Outfitters30m
1-11: Module 1 Review3m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 130m
Practice Quiz 230m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Module 2: Understanding Debt Financing and Payout Policy

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 110 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
12 videos
Pricing Debt: Yield to Maturities, and Default Probabilities12m
Credit Ratings: Determinants and Implications12m
Credit Default Swaps10m
The Many Different Types of Debt8m
Bank or Market Financing?13m
Do Dividends and Share Repurchases Affect Firm Value?9m
Main Factors Driving Payout Decisions8m
Dividends or Repurchases?11m
2-10: Module 2 Review2m
Assignment 1 Overview1m
Assignment 1 Discussion16m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 130m
Practice Quiz 230m
Practice Quiz 330m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3: Risk Management

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 96 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Good and Bad Reasons to Hedge9m
Forward Contract6m
Futures Contracts9m
Hedge Ratios and Imperfect Hedging7m
Liquidity as a Substitute for Hedging12m
Bilateral Contracts9m
Operational Hedging10m
Currency Risk and the Cost of Capital13m
Adjusting the Cost of Capital for International Projects11m
3-11 Module 3 Review3m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 130m
Practice Quiz 230m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Module 4: Financial Management of Acquisitions and R&D

6 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 158 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
14 videos
Means of Payment in M&A16m
Capital Structure and Payout Policy in M&A Part I12m
Capital Structure and Payout Policy in M&A Part II12m
Financing Private Equity Deals Part I8m
Financing Private Equity Deals Part II11m
Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Modeling Part I8m
Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Modeling Part II16m
Financing R&D Investments8m
Risk Management for R&D Projects10m
Nona Inc.28m
4-11: Module 4 Review2m
Assignment 2 Overview1m
Assignment 2 Discussion16m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 130m
Practice Quiz 230m
Practice Quiz 330m
Module 4 Quiz30m
29 minutes to complete

Course Conclusion

29 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Gies Online Programs3m
1 reading
Congratulations!10m

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