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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.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

3 CoursesApplied Executive Leadership Courses

  1. Applied Executive Ed: Entrepreneurship
  2. Applied Executive Ed: International Business
  3. Applied Executive Ed: Innovation
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
Last updated/reviewed: March 14, 2024
4 Reviews (17 ratings)


Anonymous Author
Great course. It was nice to obtain a review copy of one chapter in their book.

Member's Profile
I feel the most interesting topic of the series

Another excellent short course on Finance

Anonymous Author
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Course Complexity: Intermediate

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
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Capital Structure 4:05
  Capital Asset Pricing 8:19
  Market Efficiency 7:08
  Agency Theory 4:21
  Imperfect Information 6:21
  Business Measurement: Balanced Scorecard 3:24
  Business Measurement: EVA 5:15
  Behavioral Finance 9:23
  Did Efficiency Kill the Market? 2:02
  Unlocking the Ivory Tower Chapter 7 - FinancePDF