This course provides a brief introduction to the fundamentals of finance, emphasizing their application to a wide variety of real-world situations spanning personal finance, corporate decision-making, and financial intermediation.
In this course, participants will learn about the key financial decisions modern corporations face, as well as the alternative methods that can be employed to optimize the value of the firm’s assets. This is part of a Specialization in corporate finance created in partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon).
Week 1: Alternative approaches to making the optimal investment decision
Week 2: Raising capital and the choices firms face
Week 3: Creating value via takeovers, mergers and corporate restructuring
Week 4: Alternative approaches to risk management
Corporate Financial Decision-Making for Value Creation is course 3 of 5 in the Essentials of Corporate Finance Specialization.
You will gain a firm understanding of corporate finance, including accounting principles and financial analysis, how value is created by global markets, the choices firms face when making financial decisions and defining attitudes towards risk. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses.