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This course takes a practical approach to considering how finance theory is applied in the business world.  The course covers many of the key principles that embody corporate finance and gives participants a comprehensive appreciation of the finance discipline. 

Whether you are aspiring to a career in finance or simply looking to round out your understanding of core financial concepts, this course is designed to cover such topics as financial analysis, forecasting, present value, future value, rate of return, use of debt leverage, and risk management, including derivative instruments. 

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

7 CoursesFundamental Skills for Finance Professionals

  1. Accounting 101: How To Do Basic Accounting In One Hour
  2. Learn Finance Principles in 1 Hour
  3. The Evolution of a Great Spreadsheet Report - How to Effectively Present Numbers in the Business World
  4. Financial Modeling Using Excel
  5. Financial Statements Ratio Analysis
  6. Using Cost Volume Profit Analysis to Drive Innovation and Results
  7. Estimating the Cost of Capital

10 CoursesFinance for Entrepreneurs

  1. Start-up Equity and Cap Table Basics
  2. Understanding Performance-Based Equity Awards
  3. Accounting 101: How To Do Basic Accounting In One Hour
  4. Learn Finance Principles in 1 Hour
  5. Financial Modeling Using Excel
  6. The Evolution of a Great Spreadsheet Report - How to Effectively Present Numbers in the Business World
  7. Creating a Winning Pitch for Venture Capital Investors
  8. Venture Capital Valuation Analysis Method
  9. Enterprise Risk Management 101
  10. The IPO Preparation Process - Preparing a Company to Access the Public Markets

7 CoursesFinance for Non-Finance Professionals

  • Accounting 101: How To Do Basic Accounting In One Hour
  • Accounting Review: The Basics of Debits and Credits
  • Accounting Review: Overview of Financial Statements; P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow
  • Learn Finance Principles in 1 Hour
  • Enterprise Risk Management 101
  • Module Three in Financial Intelligence: The 4 Financial Ratio Classifications – Back to Basics Series
  • Module Four in Financial Intelligence: Cash vs. Profit and Working Capital Strategies – Back to Basics Series

Learning Objectives

  • Discover what financial analysis is and how it used.
  • Discover how to calculate present value of future streams of cash flow with various profiles.
  • Discover how to calculate future value of future streams of cash flow with various profiles.
  • Discover the concept of financial leverage and optimal capital structure.
  • Identify where finance theory is applied in the workplace.

71 Reviews (195 ratings)Reviews

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A very nice and challenging course. This was exactly, what I expected.
5
Member's Profile
The review questions along with the explanations of the correct answers were particularly useful. I only wish I could retake the final exam. I am not certain whether 75 percent is good enough for CA CPA credit.
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Mr. Cook went a little too fast for me to grasp everything, but I can use the supporting materials to strengthen my understanding of all the material. I do like his enthusiasm.
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Anonymous Author
Great short overview. Was a perfect review of things forgotten from my college finance course. Lectures were fast paced and maintained my interest.
5
Anonymous Author
Mr. Cook presents the topic in an easily digestible way. He provides clear, easy to follow examples that make the concepts easy to understand.
4
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Good overview. I enjoyed the Financial Ratio and Excel Function Reference Guide, a very useful tool for those of us who are new to finance.
5
Anonymous Author
Full of content...good exposure to finance principals. Very helpful, but sometimes needed to pause the video to absorb/process information.
4
Member's Profile
The course was worth sitting through. I had to listen to the lessons twice to grasp the concepts, and that helped with the final exams.
4
Anonymous Author
This course is easy to understand. Blair explained on why things need to be calculated instead of just elaborating the formulas.
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Anonymous Author
I am somewhat confused but going back and reviewing one more time and with a little bit more practice it all made sense.
5
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Examples in the excel spreadsheet are very helpful. Excellent and simple explanation of some very complex topics.
5
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This course offers a great review of finance concepts. Easy to knock rust off or sharpen skills with this course.
5
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A fast-paced and well-made reminder of finance concepts I had partly forgotten since college.
4
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Thanks for the nice course I would have liked more review questions to test my knowledge
5
Anonymous Author
Good refresher course to college finance classes. It's great if you already have a base.
5
Member's Profile
Great course for a comprehensive overview of a difficult subject. Instructor is great.
4
Member's Profile
This is a good basic course. There is a lot of information covered but its done well.
5
Member's Profile
An excellent introduction course with exercises that help assimilate the concepts
4
Anonymous Author
Very energetic, I felt like I was watching an infomercial! The content was good.
4
Anonymous Author
The overview was great but the some of the questions were awfully confusing!
5
Member's Profile
Great information with which to freshen up financial terms and some skills.
4
Member's Profile
Blair's fast pace and enthusiasm made this course very easy to listen to.
5
Member's Profile
Very good material but prerequisite requirements should be higher.
5
Member's Profile
This was an excellent review of Corporate Finance principles.
4
Anonymous Author
Need a few pauses to read over. Info delivery was too fast.
4
Anonymous Author
decent, but exam questions don't relate well to material.
5
Anonymous Author
Nice finance refresher since college. Very informative.
5
Member's Profile
Good overview of how principles apply in real world.
5
Member's Profile
The content is highly focused and clearly explained.
5
Member's Profile
A nice over all review of the financial principals.
5
Anonymous Author
Nicely done introduction. Slides were informative.
5
Member's Profile
very well summarized finance facts for finger tips
5
Anonymous Author
liked the organization and easy to follow topics
5
Anonymous Author
Thorough and clear presentation of the concepts!
5
Member's Profile
This course is a great refresher on the basics!
5
Member's Profile
Risk management basics was a useful refresher
5
Anonymous Author
Great detailed overview in short time frame.
5
Member's Profile
Helpful resource to keep handy for everyone!
5
Member's Profile
Great introduction to finance principles!
5
Member's Profile
Very nice, succinct summary of the topic.
5
Member's Profile
very good,supplements were very hepful
5
Anonymous Author
A helpful concise finance refresher
5
Member's Profile
This hits all the important points!
3
Anonymous Author
Informative and easy to follow
3
Member's Profile
Too much detail went too fast
5
Anonymous Author
Slightly fast for beginners
5
Anonymous Author
Very useful information.
5
Member's Profile
Fast paced, kind of fun.
4
Member's Profile
Good review of finance!
Anonymous Author
Good general overview.
4
Member's Profile
Not beguinnet level
5
Anonymous Author
Great overall review
5
Member's Profile
Awesome information.
Member's Profile
Great review course
4
Member's Profile
Good finance intro
5
Anonymous Author
Great refresher!
5
Anonymous Author
review of ratios
5
Anonymous Author
Good course.
4
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Good course.
4
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Good to Know
5
Anonymous Author
Pretty good.
4
Anonymous Author
informative
Anonymous Author
good review
5
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Very useful
5
Anonymous Author
Very good.
5
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Helpful
5
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Great!
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Anonymous Author
good
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Anonymous Author
Good
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Good
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Anonymous Author
Ok

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

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 ext. 106, or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Corporate Finance Principles
  8:44Financial Analysis
  2:51Cash Forecast
  12:52Present Value
  7:08Future Value
  13:58Rate of Return and Adding Debt
  12:40Risk Management
CONCLUSION
  6:58Finance in Practice
Continuous Play
  1:11:28Learn Finance Principles in 1 Hour Full Video
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Corporate Finance Principles
  DOCCorporate Finance Principles Glossary/Index
  PDFFinancial Ratio and Excel Function Reference Guide
  XLSXExcel Corporate Finance
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM