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Corporate Financial Strategy

Understand the decision-making process for raising and allocating capital, establishing account frameworks, and identifying key concepts in capital budgeting.

About the Course

Our eight-week Corporate Financial Strategy online-learning course focuses on how to evaluate levels of risk, rates of return on corporate investments, and resource allocations. This course gives you the opportunity to work through real-world case studies of organizational strategy and evaluate those that worked, those that did not, and why.

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.
You Will Be Able To:
  • Understand an organization’s four principal activities:
    1. Conducting operations
    2. Establishing goals and strategies
    3. Making investments
    4. Obtaining financing
  • Understand the purpose and content of the three principal financial statements that organizations prepare to measure and report on the results of their business transactions:
    1. Balance sheet statement
    2. Cash flow statement
    3. Income statement
  • Examine mergers and acquisitions, financial decision-making, debt, and corporate restructuring in a global context.

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Career Outlook





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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 Instructors

Headshot of the certificate instructor: Borislava Karageorgieva
Borislava Karageorgieva, CFA, MBA, PAHM
Corporate Financial Strategy and Decision-Making and Risk Management

Borislava Karageorgieva is a corporate finance expert in the area of evaluation of strategic and investment decisions. Karageorgieva has international experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as the financial services, healthcare management, and beverage industries. Her areas of professional focus include regulatory analysis and financial compliance, mergers and acquisitions, angel investing and entrepreneurship, and board governance. Karageorgieva is the co-founder of a startup company in the beverage industry with clients including Kroger in Chicago. Karageorgieva received an MBA from Chicago Booth and is a CFA charter holder.

University of Chicago

“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.”

– Greg Green, PhD, Associate Senior Instructional Professor and Director of the MScA Program at the University of Chicago

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

Very good experience, especially the way the course is structured with the flexibility for professionals who do not have a set time each day for studying. As for the material, it is well laid out, which helps to delve into the world of corporate finance, and is complemented by weekly webinars. The evaluations are transversal and deal with all the material studied, so that the objectives of each module are met. In general, I recommend taking the course. “
César Augusto Torres Gálvez
Accounting and Finance Professional
Peru, June 2021

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