The MBA Corporate Finance Fundamentals Course
What you'll learn
- You will Master Corporate Finance Fundamentals as US MBA Students do.
- You will Master distinctions between Investment and Financing Decisions.
- You will Master how Corporations make financial and business decisions.
- You will Learn the roles Financial Institutions play in helping Corporations.
- You will Learn how to read Financial Statements such as the 10-K and S-1.
- You will Learn how to Value Stocks, Bonds and Projects using TVM Techniques.
- You will Learn how Statistics is taught to Business Students and apply them.
- You will Learn the specifics of Diversification, Sector Analysis, CAPM, and WACC.
- Specific MBA Level Learning Outcomes will be identified in MBA Insights Sections.
- Global Insights on the Topics we cover will be discussed in Global Insights Sections.
- There are no prerequisites. All background information will be covered before we cover MBA Level Topics.
This is an MBA Level course on Corporate Finance Fundamentals. We will begin by examining financial decisions that companies make. We will examine Capital Budgeting and Capital Structure decisions. We will examine data sources that are available for financial analysts to analyze financial decisions made by companies. Once we have analyzed financial decisions, we will carefully delineate the roles played by banks and financial institutions. We will distinguish between different types of financial institutions such as Commercial Banks, Investment Banks and Custody Banks. After we examine the roles played by financial institutions, we will examine different types of financial statements such as the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Shareholders' Equity. Next we will examine Time Value of Money concepts and Financial Asset Valuation. We will examine the concept of "No Arbitrage Valuation by Comparable Companies." We will examine the Dividend Discount Model and the concepts of Expected and Realized Returns. Later in the course, we will examine historical returns. We will also examine how data is collected by statisticians and the applications of statistics in finance. Specifically we will examine several descriptive and inferential statistics. We will define risk specifically and statistical measures used to define risk. Finally we will examine the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital. We will cover the topics from a US Perspective but examine Global Insights once we cover topics. There are eight Global Insights sections in the course that will give you unique perspectives on how corporate finance is practiced worldwide.
Who this course is for:
- This Course is for Students who want to Understand how Businesses and Corporations make Financial Decisions.
- This Course is also for Students who want to Experience an MBA Level Corporate Finance Course in the United States.
- This Course is also for C-Suite Executives for want to become Familiar with Forms that they are Required to File with the SEC.
- This Course is also for Students who want to Learn Statistics and Data Collection, the way Business Students Learn Statistics.
Hi, I’m Raj! I am a Financial Economist, Hedge Fund Analyst, Educator and Author. Previously, I taught MBA Level Courses in Corporate Finance, Investment Strategies, Portfolio Management and Wealth Management at the University of Massachusetts and Clark University. I have published numerous peer-reviewed articles in various Finance Journals and the Social Science Research Network. My noteworthy research articles include examinations of Hedge Fund Failures and simple metrics that can be used to detect reasons for failure.
I have served as an enumerator for the United States Census Bureau and participated in the 2020 Census Data Collection. The Census Data Collection began in 1790 and is conducted every 10 years. The Purpose is to count the population of the United States.
I have served as the Chief Financial Officer of the American College of Healthcare Trustees, a startup. Chief Financial Officers at startups are involved in the financial transactions of the corporation in a granular way. Typically, financial officers of a corporation include Cash Managers who manage daily cash positions and handle liquidity management. Financial Officers also include Treasury Analysts who assist the Treasurer and the Chief Financial Officer among others.
I have also served as Research Director of CISDM, a research center at the Isenberg School of Management focusing on Investment Strategies. I hold a PhD in Finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.