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This course focuses on how a firm should raise funds to finance its projects. Learners will be exposed to a theoretical frameworks to analyze how financial policies can create value for a firm in a world with “frictions” such as bankruptcy costs, taxation policy, and information problems. The course covers topics such as debt and equity management, their relative attractiveness under different tax rules.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit:   University of Michigan

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Introduction to Courses 3 & 4 00:04:00
Introduction and A Few Examples from the Real World 00:15:00
A Few More Examples in Corporate Finance 00:10:00
Information, Incentive, and Interest Framework 00:11:00
Valuing a Company 00:04:00
Free Cash Flow to Firm 00:16:00
Module: 02
WACC and APV 00:07:00
Intuition Behind Risk-Return Tradeoff 00:14:00
Beta: From Intuition to Model 00:13:00
From Risk to Return: Cost of Equity 00:12:00
Cost of Debt – I 00:12:00
Cost of Debt – II 00:07:00
Module: 03
Expected vs. Promised Return on Debt 00:17:00
Leverage and Cost of Equity 00:14:00
Effect of Financing on Value: Frictionless World 00:09:00
Leverage and Value: I 00:14:00
Leverage and Value: III 00:08:00
Leverage and Value: III 00:08:00
Module: 04
Taxes and Firm Value 00:11:00
Leverage and Firm Value with Taxes 00:18:00
Leverage and Firm Value: WACC vs. APV 00:05:00
Trade-off Model I 00:11:00
Trade-off Model II 00:15:00
Trade-off Model III 00:13:00
Module: 05
Trade-off Model: Putting It All Together 00:18:00
Information Friction 00:20:00
Debt-Equity Conflicts: I 00:17:00
Debt-Equity Conflicts: II 00:16:00
Managerial Agency Problem 00:14:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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