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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 Shilpa S

Oct 12, 2020

Thank you


Dec 27, 2019

Very good

By Alexandros

Apr 12, 2021

good fun

By Sabin j

Dec 24, 2020



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By Dustin C K

Nov 4, 2017

Professor Almeida provides a lot of real-world examples and information to his courses. The videos are long and thorough, but provide a foundation for investments. He prepares you for more developed topics moving forward.


Aug 13, 2020

I have learned a lot in this course. Many topic which i knew very little about were explained in detail with real world examples. Good course to brush up on your skills.

By Nadia G

Mar 5, 2020

Interesting information, but the prof goes really fast through examples and doesn't show the actual math...this isn't really helpful for folks that are new to finance.

By Murtaza P

Sep 28, 2017

Risk Management section felt very rushed - would have appreciated a slower pace and more detailed description for such a complicated topic - especially Hedging!

By Brandon L

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.

By Deepak K S

Sep 10, 2018

each topic is nicely explained, real life examples are very fruitful.

voice is low during interview, but it was very fruitful and have learnt a-lot.

By Meghan M

May 22, 2020

The course offered some key concepts around capital allocation decisions and financing. The workload was manageable.

By Carlos J R F

Apr 21, 2019

I liked that the concepts were clearly displayed and emphasized. The reading material is excellent!

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 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 Sirsendu S

Aug 13, 2017