Corporate Finance - A Brief Introduction

Learn the basics of Corporate Finance! We will cover the time value of money and capital budgeting. Enjoy!
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Instructed by Son Han, CPA, CFA Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Do you want to improve your financial literacy?

Do you want to understand the basic finance terms like Time Value of Money, Net Present Value and Modern Portfolio Theory?

Do you want a class where you do the problems with the professor?

This class is for you!

We will help you get a strong foundation for the Time Value of Money. We will create a loan amortization schedule together as well!

You will learn how to use Excel/Google Sheets to calculate the Net Present Value of capital projects.

I am a Chartered Financial Analyst and I have included course material from the CFA Level 1 Exam to help you understand what the test would be like.

I will be adding a section about Behavioral Finance and how to calculate how much you need for retirement using the Time Value of Money! Stay tuned!

Enjoy the course!

What are the requirements?

  • You may want a printer to print the handouts (pdf) and work the problems with me

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the Time Value of Money
  • Understand and Calculate the Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Payback Period for Capital Budgeting
  • Calculate the Time Value of Money using Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets or by hand
  • Understand the 5 components of interest rates
  • Calculate the Future Value and Present Value of cash flows
  • Understand the difference between fixed and variable interest rates
  • Understand the basics of Modern Portfolio Theory
  • Understand the basics of the Efficient Market Hypothesis

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of finance
  • Anyone who wants to improve their financial literacy
  • Anyone who wants to understand finance terms like Time Value of Money, Default Risk Premium, Net Present Value, Efficient Market Hypothesis and Modern Portfolio Theory

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome!

An introduction to the class and what we will learn

Section 2: Interest Rates and LIBOR

Introduction into the Time Value of Money

TVM Intro Quiz
1 question
Interest Rate Dynamics
Components of the Interest Rate

Understand LIBOR and how it is the benchmark for the Risk Free Rate


Understand the difference between variable and fixed interest rates

Interest Rate Quiz
3 questions
Section 3: Time Value of Money Problems - Print Handouts - By Hand
Introduction to types of TVM problems

Calculate the Time Value of Money of cash flows.

Section 4: Time Value of Money - Print Handouts - Using Excel/Google Sheets

Calculate the TVM of money using Excel or Google Sheets.

Time Value of Money Examples - Individual Practice
Section 5: Introduction to Capital Budgeting - Print Handout - NPV, IRR and Payback

Learn about Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Payback Period

Capital Budgeting - Individual Practice
Capital Budgeting Quiz
5 questions
Section 6: Loan Amortization Schedule - Google Sheets
Loan Amortization Lecture
Loan Amortization Quiz
1 question
Section 7: Corporate Borrowers
Other types of debt
Debt Quiz
1 question
Section 8: Foreign Exchange Rates
Calculating foreign exchange
Section 9: Modern Financial Theory
Foundation for Modern Financial Theory
Modern Financial Theory Quiz
2 questions
Section 10: That's a Wrap! We're Done!
Thank you! You are done!

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Instructor Biography

Son Han, CPA, CFA, Loves teaching on Udemy!

Son loves finance and traveling. His lectures are about personal finance, hacking travel (via financial modalities) and accounting. He is a vagabond and is currently traveling the world. He loves to surf as well!

Son Han received his B.B.A. and Masters degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a Chartered Financial Analyst. 

On a personal note, Son volunteers with educational non-profits focusing on K-12 education. He will be living in Juba, South Sudan for the next year working with Medecins Sans Frontieres.

If you haven't felt it yet, Son loves to teach!

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