Full course description

Course Description

Corporate Finance is the “common language” that allows all the disciplines of business (e.g., logistics, human resources, legal, marketing, manufacturing) to communicate about the value they deliver to the enterprise. Students will see that capital providers (investors and lenders) entrust their capital to corporate managers, who in turn are charged with investing that capital in a way that measurably increases the value of the capital so that it can be returned, at a higher value, to those providers.

You will have 180 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of a balance sheet and income statement.
  • Define discounting and net present value.
  • Assess whether capital spending and acquisitions are worthwhile.
  • Examine how companies can raise capital from and return capital to investors.

About the Center for Executive Education

Since 1949, the Center for Executive Education (CEE) has provided results-driven management and leadership training to thousands of business professionals. In addition to Management Essentials Online, the CEE offers custom-built programs to businesses and organizations, as well as the Business Analysis Program and Project Management Program. To learn more, contact us at executiveed@katz.pitt.edu or call 412-648-1600.