Introduction to Corporate Finance

[Level 1] Fundamental overview of capital raising, valuation, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance careers
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Course description

Corporate finance course overview

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.


introduction to corporate finance course


Introduction to corporate finance curriculum

Our Corporate Finance 101 Course will teach you the fundamentals: 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. Learn the fundamentals of corporate finance.


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What will I learn in this corporate finance course?

This free corporate finance course will teach you about:

  • The players are in the capital markets
  • Funding lifecycles
  • Business valuation methods
  • The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process
  • Equity capital raising
  • Debt capital raising
  • Corporate finance career paths


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Who should take this corporate finance class?

This free corporate finance class is perfect for anyone with a career in investment banking, equity research, private equity, corporate development, finance, and accounting.  The course is an excellent primer for beginners or a great refresher for more advanced practitioners.


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About the Corporate Finance Institute®

CFI is a leading provider of online courses and certifications for careers in investment banking, equity research, corporate development, and other areas of corporate finance. CFI students come from a wide range of prestigious institutions that include: Wharton, Harvard, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, BlackRock, KPMG, IBM, and more.  Thank you for taking CFI's free course on corporate finance.

Reviews (72)

Excellent

by Sanchita Kundu
Really good course and the way it is presented helps a novice

Great resources for learning

by Tanumay Mal
The content is awesome i look forward to continue more courses from CFI

Introduction to Corporate Finance

by Stanley Ijegbulem
I heartily appreciate you and your work especially as it is a free certificate course. I enjoyed it. Thanks.

Great Explanations of Corporate Finance

by Ganesh Anand.V. Rao
I learnt in detail all the concepts which i can implement in the company , i gained more knowledge from CFI. Thank you very much CFI

Corporate Finance Course by CFI - I wish I had taken this earlier

by Patrick Gramaje
I'm in the process of exploring the Finance industry further and this course has provided a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, "big picture" explanation on Finance. The content is well communicated and even those with minimal Finance backgrounds can follow and significantly learn from the course. Highly recommended!
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Excellent

by Sanchita Kundu
Really good course and the way it is presented helps a novice

Nice introductory Session

by Raheel Lodhi

by Azhar Ali

Great resources for learning

by Tanumay Mal
The content is awesome i look forward to continue more courses from CFI

Introduction to Corporate Finance

by Stanley Ijegbulem
I heartily appreciate you and your work especially as it is a free certificate course. I enjoyed it. Thanks.

Great Explanations of Corporate Finance

by Ganesh Anand.V. Rao
I learnt in detail all the concepts which i can implement in the company , i gained more knowledge from CFI. Thank you very much CFI

Corporate Finance Course by CFI - I wish I had taken this earlier

by Patrick Gramaje
I'm in the process of exploring the Finance industry further and this course has provided a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, "big picture" explanation on Finance. The content is well communicated and even those with minimal Finance backgrounds can follow and significantly learn from the course. Highly recommended!

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Int to CF

by rubeena dina
It was excellent...all concepts have been plainly explained

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by kurt Davis

Great

by Jyoti Prakash Gautam
GOOD one of the best

An excellent intro

by Omotayo Habeeb
It's very succinct and straightforward! I really learned a lot! Thanks to the CFI team! Kudos guys!

Excellent - very well explained & demonstrated

by Tahir Ansari
I am an MBA and a Finance Professional with 30+ years of experience. I took this course to see what is being offered and update myself with the latest approaches and technical skills, but after going through the course was very much impressed with the explanation methodology and presentations. It was simply excellent.

Very Clear

by Emilio Esteban
Not too technical and clear enough for even a novice to Corporate Finance to understand.

by Aniruddha Kanere

by Leonidah Pauline Kinyeki Mukabi
Well done

Awesome

by Janani K.P
This course "Introduction to corporate Finance" was extremely useful to me. it helped me understand what fields of opportunity are available for me which gave a clear cut practical scenario to understand a career in finance. It also helped me to learn about the interview processes and what other courses are important.

good course

by Mostafa Shaker
it was good and valuable

Great Introduction to Corporate Finance

by Kaushik Nayak
Nice course for beginners and people from non-financial background

by Maxim Zhirkov

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by Mohamed Oraby
i loved this course, it's so useful and important. keep up the good work

by ARTURO SOSA CUERVO

worth it

by Maungo Gontle Letebele
I learnt a lot, it will boost my cv

by vishnu dandin

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by Prashant Tiwari

Outstanding Material

by SUMAIR IQBAL
Outstanding Material used in this curriculum.

Excellent overview of Corporate Finance

by Sai Charan Kuppili
Hi, I'm Sai Charan Kuppili working as Design professional in Solar PV Industry on Engineering aspects of Solar PV Power plants, being a non-finance professional made me focus my interest on finance and CFI. This course from CFI has given excellent insights on Corporate finance in detail for all Infrastructure industry segments. Thanks for the best course for non-finance professionals. Thanks & Regards, SAI CHARAN KUPPILI

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Intro to Corporate Finance

by Ezekiel Robert
Captures interesting and straight to the point. Unlike most university lectures I have been to that talk about side issues don't really matter in the real world. I feel I have a better foundation in corporate finance to which I can build my knowledge and increase my skill set.

by Teka Derick Tikum
Excellent! Teaches you to know the environment of Corporate Finance career and the boundary between each. Was a good one. It helped me out!

intro to corporate finance

by adele boipuso madeluka- khatazo
the course material was helpful and relevant

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by Galib Hassan Khan
The course was great and helped me to understand the basics of corporate finance. I expected some detailed example of the valuation methods. But overall, the course was a good one!

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Introduction to Corporate Finance

by Tammy Fischer
Very informative! Covered many key points. I would like to be able to print the slides to make notes, and had some natural pauses in the presentation in order to do so.

10 out of 10 points

by Thomas Bråtner

by Raghuram Mogallapu
It's a really nice course for finance aspirants....Thanks for these free courses sir...I request to provide some more free courses in capital markets and finance...

A broader treatment of the issues

by Juan Armando Avila Barragán
This course is very useful as an introductory course, i think that it could be very useful to include some overviews of other important topics like the economic impact in corporate finance, or the FP&A function contribution to corporate finance in a high level, and WACC fundamentals and a little bit of Risk analysis overview and Corporate Governance.

by Justin J. Mayo

Splendid course

by Owusu Emmanuel
The course was very educational Good work guys

Bubbly Brush up

by Aran Ahuja
It was really wonderful to listen 2-3 minutes videos, to brush up on concepts read much earlier, as well as to know recent concepts in corporate finance.

by MELESE WOLDIE

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Leveraging effect

by Abdulbariy Karimov
The course presents an excellent overview of corporate finance, which leverages further learning process to a great extent! Even though I covered the subject during my academic career, still I had to pause and make notes on key points on this course as I found them well structured.

by Emilio Cirolia

Great summary and introduction

by Laura Piccinato
Very interesting course to sum up basic corporate finance concepts. Divided in ~5 minutes-long sub-sessions which are pretty useful in case of frequent interruption. Extremely clear speaker. Really appreciated the final career paths session.

Excellent Training

by Dickson Trujillo
I think the way the course is layout is very good, simple concise but with enough detail to provide a comprehensive review. I really enjoyed the presentations and the easiness how the concepts were introduced. got me inspired to continue my education with the other modules. Cheers, Dickson

Great overview

by Atul Tiwary

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by Abdukadir Mohamed
Great way to understand this course, i like how simple and easy to follow instruction.

Great Study!

by Charles Aniobi
The tutoring and presentation style were all comprehensive, each topic giving information and a better understanding of its terms and attributes. I had a great time of learning, and the knowledge gained is relevant. I will recommend anyone interested in this programme.

Simple, informative and insightful

by Jared Oginga
A very short exposition which does nothing better than motivate the learner to pursue a career in corporate finance. My path is now clear thanks to the course.

Very good overview

by Eli Kaan
Tim does an amazing job giving a simple overview of Corporate Finance. Highly recommended course for those that are looking to go into Corporate Finance but unclear on where to start.

Excellent

by Mauricio Robles
It is a great course to refresh your knowledge

Excellent Contents

by Sumit Pundhir
The course not only gives insights to corporate finance but also grants access to the fine details towards it

by Oluwatobi Osideko
This is a good course, it explains an overview of corporate finance

by S. M. Abdul Awal Pavel
This was really nice session with the mentor. Thanks a lot! :)

Very concise online course

by S. Victoria C. Kougnimon Aholou

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by lizzy jonazi

Very good course, it was what I have been looking for!

by lizzy jonazi
To know more about corporate finance, especially in growing businesses in Africa, you need knowledge on growth from SMES to competitive firms, knowing how to raise capital, debt, shares etc. I recommend CFI courses as a career builder, and I’m a diploma holder of accounting and want to advance myself in investment and wealth management. I most certainly appreciate your certificate, I think it’s clearly explained I have done financial operations in CIMA.

Good Job

by Muhamad Nur Farhan Muhamad Fadzil
Very good and interactive course. Suitable for beginners. As for me, Being a person with finance background, this course actually helps me to refresh all the terms and items thought in class years ago. Thanks again