CFA LEVEL 1- Corporate Finance
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  • CFA LEVEL 1- Corporate Finance

Online Course


Basic Info           : Corporate Finance Level                   : CFA LEVEL I Commitment     : 12 hour (6 sessions of 2 hours each) Language           : English Schedule Date:

What Will I Learn

When you are done with this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the framework for analyzing corporate governance and stakeholder management.
  • Attain knowledge about capital budgeting and the assessment of capital investments.
  • Learn practical techniques to estimate a company’s or project’s cost of capital.
  • Enhance your investment decision making techniques.


Session 1

  • Corporate Governance and ESG- An Introduction
  •   • Corporate Governance
  •   • Company’s stakeholder groups and their interests
  •   • Stakeholder management
  •   • Mechanisms to manage stakeholder relationships and mitigate associated risks

Session 2

  • Corporate Governance and ESG
  •   • Board of directors and its committee
  •   • Factors affecting stakeholder relationship and corporate governance
  •   • Benefits from effective corporate governance and stakeholder management
  •   • Factors relevant to the analysis of corporate governance and stakeholder management
  •   • Environmental and social considerations in investment analysis

Session 3

  • Capital Budgeting- I
  •   • Capital Budgeting process and categories of capital projects
  •   • Basic principles of Capital Budgeting
  •   • Evaluation and selection of capital projects and its effect on various factors
  •   • Calculate and interpret net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), payback period, discounted payback period, and profitability index (PI) of a single capital project
  •   • Compare the NPV and IRR methods when evaluating independent and mutually exclusive projects, and describe the problems associated with each of the evaluation methods
  •   • Relations among an investment's NPV, company value, and share price.

Session 4

  • Cost of Capital- I
  •   • Calculate and interpret the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) of a company
  •   • How taxes affect the cost of capital from different capital sources
  •   • The use of target capital structure in estimating WACC and how target capital structure weights may be determined
  •   • How the marginal cost of capital and the investment opportunity schedule are used to determine the optimal capital budget
  •   • The marginal cost of capital's role in determining the net present value of a project
  •   • Calculate and interpret the cost of debt capital using the yield-to-maturity approach and the debt-rating approach;
  •   • Calculate and interpret the cost of non-callable, nonconvertible preferred stock;
  •   • Calculate and interpret the cost of equity capital using the capital asset pricing model approach, the dividend discount model approach, and the bond-yield-plus risk-premium approach;
  •   • Calculate and interpret the beta and cost of capital for a project;
  •   • Uses of country risk premiums in estimating the cost of equity;
  •   • Describe the marginal cost of capital schedule, explain why it may be upward-sloping with respect to additional capital, and calculate and interpret its break-point
  •   • Treatment of flotation costs

Session 5

  • Measures of Leverage
  •   • Explain Leverage, Business Risk, sales risk, operating risk and financial risk
  •   • Calculate and interpret the degree of operating leverage, the degree of financial leverage and the degree of total leverage
  •   • Effect of financial leverage on a company’s net income and return on equity
  •   • Breakeven quantity of sales and determine the company’s net income at various sales levels
  •   • Operating breakeven quantity of sales

Session 6

  • Working Capital Management
  •   • Primary and secondary sources of liquidity and factors influencing a company’s liquidity position
  •   • Compare a company’s liquidity measure with its peer companies
  •   • Working capital effectiveness of a company based on its operating and cash conversion cycles
  •   • Comparable yields on various securities, compare portfolio returns against a standard benchmark
  •   • Evaluate a company’s short term investment policy guidelines
  •   • Choices of short term funding available to a company and recommend a financing method


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