Corporate Financial Strategy

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

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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

After Completing the Course, 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 Instructor

Borislava Karageorgieva, CFA, MBA, PAHM
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Borislava Karageorgieva is a corporate finance expert with experience in financial compliance and regulatory analysis, mergers and acquisitions, angel investing and entrepreneurship, and board governance. She has worked in both early-stage and mature companies and internationally.  

Karageorgieva is the board president of the Chicago Booth Angels Network of Chicago. She is a board director and past president of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago. She judges, coaches, and mentors entrepreneurs in the alumni and global new venture challenge tracks for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation accelerator program at the University of Chicago.   

A co-founder of several businesses, including for-profit and non-profit entities, she is a member of the University of Chicago’s Global Entrepreneurial and Investor Network.  

Karageorgieva is an adjunct instructor at the University of Chicago, where she teaches the Corporate Financial Strategy and Decision-Making and Risk Management courses.  

She received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business an undergraduate finance degree in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is a CFA charterholder.  

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The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind. Courses 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

César Augusto Torres GálvezAccounting and Finance Professional-img-u-chicago

“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. I recommend taking the course”

“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.