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The course is delivered over 15 weeks, which includes 3 quizzes, 1 individual Corporate Finance project, 1 final exam, and 8 optional live sessions with Professor Damodaran. Each week, two topics will be released. There are expectations around participation, homework assignments, and project completion. Here’s how you can expect to spend your time in the course:

Topic Content
Introduction to the class Intro - Class structure and description
What is Corporate Finance? Session 1 - Broad themes and first principles
The Objective in Business Session 2 - Utopia and Let Down
Session 3 -  Reality and Reaction
The Hurdle Rate Session 4 - Defining and Measuring Risk
Session 5 - The Risk Free Rate
Session 6 - The Equity Risk Premium
Session 7 - Country Risk
Session 8 - Relative Risk - Regression Betas
Session 9 - Relative Risk - Beta Determinants
Session 10 - Relative Risk - Bottom up Beta Basics
Session 11 - Relative Risk - More on Bottom up Betas
Session 12 - Cost of Debt
Session 12 - Cost of Capital
Session 13 - Cost of Capital
Investment Returns Session 14 - Projects and Accounting Returns
Session 15 - Incremental Cash Flow Returns
Session 16 - Loose Ends
Financing Mix Sessio 17 - Debt versus Equity - The Trade off
Session 18 - The Cost of Capital Approach - Basics
Session 19 - The Cost of Capital Approach - Extensions
Session 20 - The Cost of Capital Approach - Wrap Up
Session 21 - APV and Relative Analysis
Session 22 - Moving to the Optimal
Financing Type Session 23 - The Perfect Financing
Dividends Sesison 24 - Dividend Facts
Session 25 - The Trade off on dividends
Session 26 - Assessment
Session 27 - Action and Follow-up
Session 28 - The End Game
Valuation Session 29 - Introduction and Big Picture
Session 30 - Cash Flows and Discount Rates
Session 31 - Growth and Value
Session 32 - The Terminal Value
Session 33 - Loose Ends
Session 34 - The Value of Control
Session 35 - Relative Valuation (Pricing)
Closure Session 36 - Closing Thoughts