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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Corporate Finance II: Financing Investments and Managing Risk by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the 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

Top reviews

Mar 1, 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.

Jun 26, 2019

I didn't realise how much I'd learn in this course. So many concepts I've touched on before and thought I knew a bit about, but in hindsight I really didn't understand, until I completed this course.

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By Bharat H J

Jul 28, 2020

Very informative course for the students of finance.

By Sagar A

May 30, 2020

good to get practical knowledge with examples

By avinash b

Oct 23, 2017

Have abundance know -how on the course.

By Rohit M

Jul 9, 2020

Great course with real-world examples.

By Lukas M

Mar 1, 2020

It's a lot of note taking.

By Andrea

Jul 2, 2020

great and interesting

By Khaled Y A A A

Jul 27, 2021

Short and Sharp

By Billet E

Jan 2, 2018

Great course !

By Rutvij M D

Jun 2, 2020

Great course

By Fabiola S d S

Aug 26, 2020

very good

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By Jason D

Mar 2, 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 shivansh s

Jun 1, 2020

sir, should try to fill the gap between what he teach and the quiz he share there is very less relation with question in quiz and the lecture he deliver,only theory is related not practical with lecture .

overall this course is informative and interesting.