Corporate Finance Course

The Course will provide participants with a structured process and methodology to analyze and understand financial information and improve their analytical skills. The curriculum is designed to ensure that complex concepts are delivered to participants in a simple way, and it becomes easy for them to remember and implement these ideas in their current job and business decision-making.


The Course will cover how to analyze financial statements, interpretation of future business information, roles of earnings, and cash flows in valuation, business valuation, and issues faced in critical investment decision-making. Participants will gain valuable knowledge from the entire Course, which they can apply in their business and professions. The analytical structure for the course hinges on the following pillars:

  • Industry dynamics
  • Core strategy and financial analysis of the company
  • Forecasting future earnings and cash flows
  • Decision-making using various financials tools

Who should attend

All individuals who want to improve their finance effectiveness and decision making should attend this Course

  • Finance managers, business analysts, bankers, portfolio managers, etc
  • Functional/ departments heads and decision-making professionals
  • Middle to senior managers from different industries
  • Financial and non-finance professionals
  • Business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, etc
  • Any other professional who wants to build up his/her finance capabilities


Non-theoretical methodology which includes live teaching, interactive discussions, case studies, and assignments to understand the concepts and their applicability. Our Online Live Training is conducted using the latest technology to ensure that all the training programs are very engaging with a high level of interactions among the participants and trainer. We will ensure that your experience is similar to classroom training, where you can ask the questions and interact with participants & trainer at your convenience. Once you register, we will send you the training information with the links to log in for the training.

This Course will be conducted by an experienced training consultant having more than 20 years of industry experience with some of the worldu2019s leading financial institutions, specializing in corporate finance, investment banking, and private equity.

Module – 1: Importance of Cash Flows Statement – Heart of any business

  • How to analyze Cash Flow Statement
  • Difference between Accounting profit and Cash profit
  • Forecasting cash flows

Module – 2: Approach to Company analysis

  • Different methods used for company analysis
  • Competitive positioning and industry mapping
  • Evaluating promoters and management team
  • Analysis of financial statement analysis

Module – 3: Advanced Financial statement analysis

  • Derivation of advance ratios – EV, P/BV, EBIDTAR/DEBT, Cash multiple, Project IRR, Equity IRR, Debt IRR
  • Validity of ratio analysis in projections, decision making, valuations, etc
  • Capital budgeting techniques -Payback, Discounted Payback, NPV, IRR, Modified IRR, Profitability Index
  • Assessment of risk and profitability

Module -4: Fund Raising – Various sources and preparation

  • How to assess capital requirements for a company
  • Various fundraising options
  • Direct equity – private market, public market, listed and unlisted market
  • Equity-linked debt – mezzanine funding, convertible securities, etc
  • Debt funding – bridge funding, subordinated debts, securitization, and structured finance
  • How to prepare a company for fundraising
  • Managing key performance indicators
  • Critical terms for various funding sources

Module – 5: Valuation – Company Valuation

  • Introduction to Business Valuation
  • Various types of valuation methods and their applicability for different industries and companies
  • Approach to Asset Value vs. Equity Value
  • Intrinsic valuation, Book Value, and other methods
  • DCF: various concepts and applicability
  • Understanding of PV, FCFF, FCFE, UFCF, LFCF, Terminal Value
  • Key pitfalls

Module – 6: Valuation – Relative and Multiples based method

  • Process of valuation based on comparative multiples – Compilation, adjustments, and rationalization
  • How to calculate and apply fundamental multiples for valuation -Price Earning multiple, Price to Book multiple, Enterprise Value to EBITDA, EV/FCF, FCF/BV, EV/EBITDA, EV/Capex, EV/Subscriber, EV/EBITDAR, EV/Capacity, etc
  • How to choose comparable companies and past transaction
  • Key issues and pitfalls
  • Critical adjustments in the compilation and analyzing precedent transactions
  • Application of control or leadership premium, synergies, cash flows, illiquidity, and minority discounts, etc

Module – 7: Valuation of Bonds

  • Bonds basics
  • Factors affecting Bond prices
  • Pricing of Bonds
  • Interrelationships with other Macro-Economic Variables

Module – 8: Strategic transactions for an organization- Global Partnerships, Merger & Acquisition (M&A) and Leveraged buyouts (LBO)

  • How to analyze a company for Strategic Partnership, M&A or LBO
  • Strategic decision-making process -valuation and issues
  • Keys focus areas
  • How to manage the post-acquisition process

Module – 9: Due Diligence for Capital Raising/Buyouts/Sale of business

  • How to prepare a company for due diligence
  • Creating a due diligence plan
  • Balancing the role of internal and external service providers
  • How to resolve post due diligence observations

Module – 10: Building adjustments in financial models to make them ready for analysis

  • Focus on flexibility and integrity of financial models
  • Some key sheets which can be added
  • Additional analysis – sensitivity, scenario, variance, etc
  • Another funding requirements, dilution, returns, etc
  • Importance of growth and its impact on financial analysis
  • Some quick calculations in excel formulas and other tools

Module -11: How to Raise Project Finance

  • Suitability of Project finance and its sources
  • Keys things analyzed by banks
  • Key terms and obligations

If you want to know more about the program, please refer to our course page at Riverstone Training schedule!

Corporate Finance FAQ

Is corporate finance hard?

Corporate finance can be challenging but rewarding. Online courses help simplify it.

What is corporate finance course?

A corporate finance course teaches financial management in businesses. Explore free options.

What are the five basic corporate finance functions?

Core functions: Capital budgeting, financing, working capital, risk management, and valuation.

Is corporate finance the same as investment banking?

Corporate finance differs from investment banking. It focuses on managing a firm's finances.

Why should I learn corporate finance?

Learn corporate finance for financial decision-making skills and career advancement.

What are the three important concepts in corporate finance?

Key concepts: Time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting.

What does corporate finance do?

Corporate finance manages a company's funds, investments, and financial decisions.

What are the objectives of corporate finance course?

Course objectives include financial analysis, decision-making, and strategy in business finance.

Is corporate finance similar to accounting?

Corporate finance and accounting are related but distinct fields. Both are essential.

Is corporate finance the same as project finance?

Corporate finance is broader, while project finance focuses on funding specific ventures.