Online Certificate in Corporate Finance

Every choice a corporation makes has financial implications. Thus, when defined broadly, every business decision fits under the rubric of corporate finance. In the Certificate in Corporate Finance course with Professor Aswath Damodaran, students become familiar with this “big picture” of corporate finance while also learning the intricate theories and techniques that are crucial to maximizing shareholder value. Over the course of 15 weeks, students will learn about risk, valuation, betas, dividends, and more, along with their real world applications. The course will teach the reasoning behind major investing, financing, and dividend decisions and, most importantly, how corporate finance can be fun.

Course Structure

The course is structured primarily around a final cumulative project designed to apply the corporate finance theory, models, and techniques learned in class to companies in the real world. During each week of the course, two lessons are released containing instructional videos, supplemental readings, and guided exercises. Additionally, the course includes live video sessions with Professor Damodaran where students can discuss course material and receive feedback. For a detailed course outline and list of topics covered, please click here.

The course is divided into the following learning and assessment components:

  • Instructional videos
  • Live supplemental video sessions with Professor Damodaran
  • Graded assessments
  • Final project
  • Bonus: Full Essentials of Financial Accounting course taught by NYU Stern Professor Amal Shehata