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Duration: 1 Hour
Level: Intermediate
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Today’s managers are faced with responsibilities for functional and staff management, as well as developing strategies for growth, leading teams, and staying competitive in evolving industries and markets globally. The range of knowledge and skills required by corporate managers requires the breadth of readily applicable concepts present in this course series.

Each course acts as a refresher or a way to expand beyond the concepts taught in many MBA programs. Eric and Joe provide a means for managers to reassess and extend their knowledge in the context of their professional experience, and to review the major concepts and put them into a cohesive business strategy.

This course provides an underpinning to understand how corporations are established and maintained. Within an organization, finance and financial employees manage the circulatory system of an organization.

In an academic setting, finance is the study of how investors allocate their assets over time under conditions of certainty and uncertainty, and typically examines the relationship between money, time, and risk.

This course is part of a series of courses:

Applied Executive Ed: Foundations of Business Strategy 
Applied Executive Ed: Entrepreneurship 
Applied Executive Ed: The Essence of Leadership  
Applied Executive Ed: Building Effective Organizations 
Applied Executive Ed: International Business 
Applied Executive Ed: Innovation 
Applied Executive Ed: An Introduction to Models of Corporate Finance (This Course)
Applied Executive Ed: Emerging Topics in Management

Learning Objectives

We expect students to be able to describe:

  • The fundamentals of capital structure and the relationship of a company's value to how it is financed
  • The Capital Asset Pricing Model, and its uses and limitations
  • The basics of agency theory, whereby different groups (like managers and owners) can have different incentives

3 Reviews (9 ratings)Reviews

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I feel the most interesting topic of the series
Anonymous Author
Great course. It was nice to obtain a review copy of one chapter in their book.
Another excellent short course on Finance


No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  4:05Capital Structure
  8:19Capital Asset Pricing
  7:08Market Efficiency
  4:21Agency Theory
  6:21Imperfect Information
  3:24Business Measurement: Balanced Scorecard
  7:35Business Measurement: EVA
  9:23Behavioral Finance
  2:02Did Efficiency Kill the Market?
  PDFUnlocking the Ivory Tower Chapter 7 - Finance