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Corporate Financial Strategy

Learn to raise and allocate capital for optimal financial management.

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About the Course

The University of Chicago’s eight-week Corporate Financial Strategy course will teach you to evaluate levels of risk and rates of return on corporate investments and resource allocations. You will also learn to recognize potential threats and opportunities impacting your organization and use these insights to create and implement successful financial strategies.

You Will Learn To:

  • Develop a strategic short-term plan for your organization and optimize capital management.
  • Gain knowledge of long-term financing and valuing equities, capital cost, and structure.
  • Recognize the time value of money, risk, and reward.
  • Understand the decision-making process for raising and allocating capital.


After successfully completing the course, you will receive a credential certified by the University of Chicago.

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Career Outlook

Financial roles hold four of the top ten positions in US News and World Report’s Best Business Jobs for 2022: financial manager (#2), management analyst (#6), actuary (#7), and business operations manager (#9). High earning potential and opportunities to work on high-priority projects in a forever-changed business landscape are just some of the compelling career drivers in corporate finance today.




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  • Auditor
  • Benefits Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Controller
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Cost Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
  • Investor Relations Manager
  • Real Estate Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Treasurer

Meet Your Instructor

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Borislava Karageorgieva, CFA, MBA, PAHM

Corporate Financial Strategy and Decision-Making and Risk Management

Borislava Karageorgieva is a corporate finance expert with international experience in financial licensure compliance and regulatory analysis, mergers and acquisitions, angel investing and entrepreneurship, and board governance.

She is the board president of the Chicago Booth Angels Network of Chicago, where she focuses on angel and seed investing for innovative start-ups. Karageorgieva has founded two businesses and mentors entrepreneurs. She earned her MBA from Chicago Booth and an undergraduate finance degree in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is also a CFA Institute charter holder.

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The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind. Programs combine e-learning with live, interactive sessions to strengthen your skill set while maximizing your time. We couple academic theory and business knowledge with practical, real-world application. Through online learning sessions, you will have an opportunity to grow your professional network and interact with University of Chicago instructors and your classmates.

What Our Participants Say

"A highly recommendable course for those interested in expanding their knowledge in the field of corporate finance. It provides added value through its contents and instructors."

"Substantive, rigorous, and engaging, UChicago's Corporate Financial Strategy course equipped me with essential financial decision-making skills."

"A very good experience, especially the way the course is structured with flexibility for professionals who do not have a fixed time each day to study. As for the material, it is well structured, which helps to delve into the world of corporate finance, and is complemented with weekly webinars."

"This course helped me refresh concepts, learn about new use cases, and bolster my capabilities as a leader in a company where we create AI solutions."

“By directly involving students in the challenge of securing the right data and exploring potential solutions, we’re equipping them with the foundational skills required to deliver tangible results to clients.”

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Are you ready to take a leap forward and immerse yourself in a new learning experience? Register online or schedule a call to request more information. Enroll now and gain valuable knowledge and skills that will boost your career to the next level.