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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 Rishav K

Jun 22, 2020

Nicely explain everything. Nice teaching.

By Elizeu o m

Dec 24, 2021

excellent course. adorable professor.

By Nithya

Oct 11, 2017

Best Course by Professor Almeida!!!!

By Joe S

Mar 26, 2019

Very interesting and useful course.

By Giorgio C

May 5, 2022

Excellent. Lot ot learn and study.

By Supriya B

May 26, 2021

Amazing course! Wonderful teacher


Aug 19, 2020

Good expériences, thanks coursera

By Nicolas A D

Jul 1, 2019

Great course, highly recommended!

By Tatiana L M

May 29, 2020

Really good and educative course

By Anton A

Aug 3, 2020

Really good and interesteing.

By Shuting G

Jul 21, 2018

worth taking and very helpful

By Ann M

Aug 12, 2018

Great class. Learned a lot.


Jul 19, 2019


By Ilias K S

Oct 16, 2018

fresh and innovative course

By Edmundo X G M

Mar 5, 2019

Great course, all the way!

By Muhammad A A

Nov 14, 2017

Excellent Course

Thank you

By Neha s

Jul 19, 2020

Excellent learning course

By Gagan B

Mar 7, 2017

Very good review course

By Roberto E G F

Oct 23, 2020

Excellent instructor.

By Bharathi A S

Mar 10, 2020

Enjoyed this course


Mar 4, 2022

Excellent insights

By Sebastian N C

Sep 27, 2020

Muy bueno el curso

By Martin Y

Jul 10, 2020

Fantastic material

By Mithilesh k

Feb 3, 2017

Excellent teaching

By Wazir M

Nov 13, 2020

Excellent course