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Corporate Finance II: Financing Investments and Managing Risk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About this Course

In this course you will learn how companies decide on how much debt to take, and whether to raise capital from markets or from banks. You will also learn how to measure and manage credit risk and how to deal with financial distress. You will discuss the mechanics of dividends and share repurchases, and how to choose the best way to return cash to investors. You will also learn how to use derivatives and liquidity management to offset specific sources of financial risk, including currency risks. Finally, You will learn how companies finance merger and acquisition decisions, including leveraged buyouts, and how to incorporate large changes in leverage in standard valuation models. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Understand how companies make financing, payout and risk management decisions that create value • Measure the effects of leverage on profitability, risk, and valuation • Manage credit risk and financial distress using appropriate financial tools • Understand the links between payout policies and company performance • Use derivatives and liquidity management to offset financial risks • Pick an appropriate financing package for an M&A or leveraged buyout deal 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 onlinemba.illinois.edu....

Top reviews

By RO

Mar 02, 2019

Excellent material to drive and support the discussions introduced in the live sessions. Some materials may need a review (particularly wording), but it does not compromise the overall content at all.

By GM

Feb 22, 2018

Excellent conclusion from what I learned in the the first course, this makes it more interesting of course, but I would recommend to take both courses, Thanks Almeida

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By Edmundo Xavier Guerra Mendoza

Mar 05, 2019

Great course, all the way!

By Prabesh Lohani

Mar 05, 2019

One of the best courses I have taken so far

By Michael Gerba

Mar 04, 2019

Great Course the teacher is great and he is very dynamic. I am a CFO and I felt I still learned new things from this course.

By Frank Adducci

Mar 03, 2019

Excellent course! Professor Almeida really goes over much in the four modules. A great learning experience.

By Troy W. Fey

Mar 03, 2019

A treasure trove of research based information to inform real-world financial decisions; immediately applicable and relevant!

By Rodrigo Pacheco Onohara

Mar 02, 2019

Excellent material to drive and support the discussions introduced in the live sessions. Some materials may need a review (particularly wording), but it does not compromise the overall content at all.

By Jason Dümmer

Mar 02, 2019

Prof. did better presenting in Corp. Finance II, but he still really needs to take a class on presenting in front of a camera. The content is good he differently know's the material, but delivery is lacking. I expect more from professors at U of I (use U Penn's Corp. Finance class as a great example). The use of "right" and "okay" when presenting makes it hard to follow the materiel. - Suggestion for professor, please work on reducing "right" from each sentence. Doing a search for of all 8 modules transcripts "right?" is said 2212 times, and I noticed many of the transcripts do not include all the "rights" that are used. "Okay?" was used 1611 times.

By Joe Favre

Mar 01, 2019

Great course! A lot of good information and useful tools from the world of Finance. The professor is top-class

By Brett Stuckel

Mar 01, 2019

Very engaging course that doesn't ever get bogged

By Brandon Lyttle

Feb 28, 2019

Course contains some difficult concepts. The main benefit is the honors assignments and professor's explanations, which help students understand these topics.