ICCF @ Columbia Business School

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  • 17 Sequences
  • Intermediate Level
  • Starts on February 11, 2018
  • Ends on June 28, 2018

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October 2 - November 12, 2017 : Financial Analysis
Week 0 : Prerequisites
E-learning assets and textbook are available as soon as you enroll in the program.
They will allow you to start working on the following topics:
P&L account
Cashflow Statement
Working Capital

Week 1 : Margin Analysis

>Introduction to financial analysis:
Why perform financial analysis?
Common mistakes
Roadmap and structure

>First part : Margin analysis

Week 2 : Investments Analysis

>Acquisition of fixed assets
State of depreciation of fixed assets
Investment policy: state of depreciation of fixed assets vs. Capex

>Working capital requirements

Week 3 : Funding Analysis

>Dynamic approach

>Static approach

Week 4 : Return Analysis

>Economic profitability

>Return on equity



Weeks 4 to 6 : Case Studies

A real company’s case…
40 numerical questions
500 word essay

November 13 - December 22, 2017: Corporate Valuation
Week 0 : Prerequisites
It is necessary to understand and master the concepts of discounting and compounding.

Week 1 : Overview of the different methodologies

>Why value corporations?
>Two methods, two approaches :
Direct approach, intrinsic method
Direct approach, relative method
Indirect approach, intrinsic method
Indirect approach, relative method

Week 2 : Multiples

Selecting multiples
Application to case study
Average, median and regression
Which years to consider?

Week 3 : Discounting Free Cash-Flow

Application to case study
Cost of capital
Common mistakes
From economic asset valuation to capital valuation

Week 4 : Further Thoughts

Patrimonial methods
Opco and Propco methods
Further thoughts

Weeks 4 to 6 : Case Studies

January 2 – February 11, 2018 : Investment and Funding Decisions
Semaine 0 : Prerequisites
E-learning assets present debt instruments and shares.

Week 1 : Investment Decisions

>Investment decisions
 Net Present Value
 Internal Rate of Return

Week 2 : Conceptual ground to the investment decision

>Traditional approach
 Modigliani & Miller
 Pecking order theory
 Other approaches

Week 3 : How to choose a financial structure ?

>Traditional approach
 Main concepts
 Choice factors
 Accounting and financial criteria

Week 4 : The implementation of the funding policy

>Debt structure
 Debt renegociation
 Why keep cash?


Weeks 4 to 6 : Case studies





Professor of Accounting and Auditing
Shiva Rajgopal is the Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Columbia Business School.

Previously he was a a faculty member at Duke University, Emory University and the University of Washington. At Columbia, Professor Rajgopal teaches fundamental analysis of financial statements for investors, managers and entrepreneurs and a PhD seminar on accounting regulation.

Professor Rajgopal’s research interests include financial reporting and earnings quality. His research is frequently cited in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, and the Economist.

Professor Rajgopal has won many industry notable awards, including the American Accounting Association Notable Contribution to Literature award and the Graham and Dodd Scroll Prize, given by the Financial Analysts Journal.


Professor of Finance and Economics
Daniel Wolfenzon is the Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. He received a Masters and a PhD in economics from Harvard University and holds a BS in economics and a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT.

Professor Wolfenzon previously taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago and NYU.

He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work has been published in top economic and finance journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics.

Professor Wolfenzon received the Jensen Prize (second place) for best paper on corporate finance and organizations published in the Journal of Financial Economics both in 2002 and 2005.


Vice Dean, Professor of finance and economics
Charles M. Jones is Vice-Dean, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics and the Director of the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School.

Professor Jones joined Columbia Business School in 1997 and held the Class of 1967 Associate Professorship from 1998–2003 and served as the chair of the Finance and Economics Division from 2008–11.

Charles has received dozens of awards, fellowships, and research grants, including the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Core.

Before joining Columbia, Jones was a faculty member at Princeton University, and received his Ph D in finance in 1994.

Professor Jones currently serves on the economic advisory committee of FINRA and has headed the economic advisory board at Nasdaq. At Columbia, Jones regularly teaches the core MBA course “Corporate Finance,” and he has received the Singhvi Prize for scholarship in the classroom.


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