IESE Business School
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assignment Level : Introductive
label Finance
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
language Subtitles : Korean, Chinese
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timer 14 hours in total

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Corporate Finance Essentials will enable you to understand key financial issues related to companies, investors, and the interaction between them in the capital markets. By the end of this course you should be able to understand most of what you read in the financial press and use the essential financial vocabulary of companies and finance professionals.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Course Overview
    Overall Syllabus
  • Week 2 - Risk and Return
    Welcome to Session 1 In this session we will discuss some basic but essential financial concepts such as mean return, volatility, and beta. We will also learn how to apply them in order to assess the performance of selected equity markets over the last decade....
  • Week 3 - Correlation and Diversification
    To understand diversification, an issue at the very heart of most investment decisions, and the role that correlation plays in determining the gains from diversification.
  • Week 4 - The CAPM and the Cost of Capital
    In this session we will discuss how companies assess their cost of debt, their cost of equity, and ultimately their cost of capital. We will also discuss why this last concept is at the heart of many of the most important corporate decisions.
  • Week 5 - Estimating the Cost of Capital - An Application
    In this session we will put to work all the concepts discussed in the previous session by estimating the cost of capital of a company. As usual, when putting theory into practice, a few complications arise and we will discuss how to deal with them.
  • Week 6 - Project Evaluation
    In this session we will discuss how companies routinely decide whether or not to invest in projects. We will discuss the two tools most widely used for this purpose, NPV and IRR, and apply them to the evaluation of an investment opportunity.
  • Week 7 - Corporate Value Creation
    In this session we will discuss EVA, a tool widely used to assess whether a company is creating or destroying value. We will also put this tool into practice by estimating the EVA of two companies.
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Instructors

Javier Estrada
Professor of Financial Management
Department of Financial Management

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