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Corporate Finance Free Online Course by Indian Institute of Management

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore is offering free online course on Corporate Finance. This business and management course will introduce you to the role of corporate finance in an organization and the tools used to evaluate investment proposals.

In this 5 week course, applicants will learn the ideas, concepts and tools managers use to make the right financial decisions. This Course will start on August 16, 2018.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Business and Management
Institution: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $150
Session: Course Starts on August 16, 2018

Providers‡ Details

The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore is one of the top management schools in India. We build leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education.

We are known for excellence in both teaching and research, and our alumni are leaders in business, government and civil society across the globe. We collaborate with over a hundred leading management schools in several countries on research initiatives and student and faculty exchange programs. The Financial Times has rated our doctoral program in the top fifty globally. Eduniversal, Paris, has ranked us the best business school in Central Asia.

About This Course

Business organizations are constantly engaged in financial decision-making related to financial planning, investments, capital purchases, etc. The right financial decisions play a critical role in maximizing an organization‡s business value.

  • How do we value assets?
  • What is a good investment?
  • Does a project create value?

Why Take This Course?

The course will cover commonly used tools and techniques that help managers make decisions that create value for their organizations such as time value of money, opportunity cost, net present value and internal rate of return.

Learning Outcomes

  • The role of corporate finance in an organization
  • The role of financial markets in financing firms and individual‡s need for funds
  • Capital budgeting tools such as payback period, internal rate of return and net present value used in evaluating investments


Ashok Thampy

Ashok is Associate Professor of Finance at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He received his Ph.D. from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University.



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