Corporate Financial Decision-Making for Value Creation

In this course, participants will learn about the key financial decisions modern corporations face, as well as the alternative methods that can be employed to optimize the value of the firm’s assets. This is part of a Specialization in corporate finance created in partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon).

About The Course

This course is the third in the four-course Specialization Essentials of Corporate Financial Analysis and Decision-Making. 

In this course you will develop not only an understanding of the different decisions that firms face on a day-to-day basis,  but also an appreciation for how these decisions might be made in a way that can maximize firm value. 

Instructors from the University of Melbourne, together with their partners at BNY Mellon, demonstrate the importance of these decisions by direct reference to a wide array of real-life examples featuring some of the largest public companies in the world. 

Recommended Background

  • A basic knowledge of statistics and an ability to employ simple algebra to solve straightforward problems
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel (or a functionally-equivalent spreadsheet program). Specifically participants should possess the ability to summarise data using the graphical tools contained within that program.
  • Apart from that, a natural curiosity about not only how markets operate, but also how participants in those markets gather and then transform information so as to make financial decisions that maximise firm value