Introduction to Corporate Finance (Mergers & Acquisitions)

M&A, Capital Raising, Capital Markets, Debt Financing, Equity Financing and more
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (8,451 ratings)
72,371 students
1hr 32min of on-demand video
English [Auto], French [Auto]

Understand who the key players in the capital markets are
What the capital raising process looks like
What the main business valuation techniques are
The types of valuation multiples
How to structure a deal
How to finance an acquisition
Types of debt securities
Types of equity securities
Overview of career paths as well as how to prepare for interviews


  • A basic understanding of finance
  • A basic understanding of accounting


Interested in a career in corporate finance? Looking to move up the ladder at your current job? 

This introduction to corporate finance course will give an overview of all the key concepts you need for a high powered career in investment banking, equity research, private equity, corporate development, financial planning & analysis (FP&A), treasury, and much more.

Our Corporate Finance 101 Course will teach you:

  • Who the key players in the capital markets are, 
  • What the capital raising process looks like, 
  • The main business valuation techniques, 
  • Types of valuation multiples, 
  • How to structure a deal, 
  • How to finance an acquisition, 
  • Types of debt securities, 
  • Types of equity securities, 
  • And an overview of career paths as well as how to prepare for interviews.

Who this course is for:

  • University students studying finance or accounting
  • Professionals looking to move into corporate finance
  • Finance professionals looking for a refresher
  • Anyone who wants to learn about corporate finance


Corporate Finance Institute
Scott Powell
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 27,557 Reviews
  • 164,127 Students
  • 3 Courses

Scott Powell is Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer of Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI).

Now based in Vancouver, Scott spent a significant portion of his career in London, New York and Hong Kong. Scott has a passion for teaching with over 25 years of experience designing and delivering customized learning solutions for firms in the financial services industry including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and HSBC, to name but a few.

Founded in 2016, CFI is the largest and most recognized finance training, certification, and skill development platform in the world. Powered by leading instructors, innovative curriculum designers, and proprietary technology, CFI provides the leading resource for finance professionals globally, including productivity tools, certification, and online training for financial modeling, valuation, lending, securities, capital markets, data science, business intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and more.

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