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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 Luis F R M

Dec 11, 2020

Such a well made course. I got to learn so much from this. It is amazing. Thank you!!!

By Ihor

Mar 29, 2017

This is a great course and a great addition to Corporate Finance I! Thank you Heitor!

By rashid K

Oct 22, 2018

Even sweeter than corporate finance 1. Loving it. Big Salute to you professor!!!!

By Biagio P

Dec 2, 2017

A complete overview about the topic. A must if you have a theoretical background.

By Kiran y

Nov 3, 2018

Its amazing course which i learned related to financing and risk management.

By Apurva D

Feb 26, 2019

Amazing Professor, love his way of teaching and especially his music :)

By Yzaak O

Jun 4, 2022

Excelente curso, conceptos claramente explicados con ejemplos reales.

By Leswikane C M

Sep 1, 2020

I have learnt much about how to manage a risk in a corporate finance

By Md S A

Feb 18, 2022

This couse helps me to understand basic of financial decissions

By Alireza A B

Jul 9, 2020

Great course, excellent real life examples specially around M&A

By Martin P

Dec 29, 2017

This is an excellent course, very clear and with good examples.

By Rajat P M

Jun 6, 2021

excellent reading material

Great professor

Real life examples

By Hussein A S

Mar 12, 2017

Great Professor; Meaningful content; Useful in the workplace!

By Anthony T

Sep 21, 2021

E​xcellent course on corporate finance. I highly recommend.

By Janusz W

Jul 26, 2021

Reach on content but easy to learn. Skillful instructor.

By Pierre L

Oct 8, 2017

Excellent course. One of the best the iMBA has to offer!

By Patricia B

Dec 18, 2019

Excellent content, clear communication and fun lessons.

By Roberto V

Aug 14, 2020

Its an excelent option to learn about risk management.

By Brett S

Mar 1, 2019

Very engaging course that doesn't ever get bogged

By Amitkumar

Oct 1, 2017

I enjoyed this course, specially the "Researcher"

By Tatjana J

Nov 29, 2020

Good videos, interviews and reading documents.


Aug 30, 2020

Amazing instructor, really insightful material

By Sayali G

Sep 2, 2020

I was learn in lot of things in this course

By Prabesh L

Mar 5, 2019

One of the best courses I have taken so far

By Rodrigo C P

Feb 24, 2021

Excellent content, sequence and delivery.