Financial Impact

After exploring Fintech and M&A, Module 3 culminates in your Capstone Challenge, where you'll apply everything you've learned and see how far you've really come.

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Core Course


Fintech is disrupting existing financial systems and offering innovative new products and services to the world. This course will bring you up to speed with some of the major technologies and innovations in fintech.

Key topics & skills

  • Crypto Currencies—Past, Present & Future

  • Predictive Models for Financial Securities & Risk Underwriting

  • Developing Mobile Markets—China, India & the US

  • Technologies Driving Innovations in Mobile Banking & Financial Services—Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning

Core Course

Collaboration & Communication #3: Influence & Negotiation

In Collaboration & Communication #3 you'll be leveraging your new financial knowledge for organizational impact. Apply and refine your influence and leadership skills in this hands-on course.

Key topics & skills

  • Organizational Influence

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Presentation Skills

Core Course


Investments are a key driver for all finance markets. Learn the market operations and types of investments traded, from stock, to bonds, to options, and derivatives. Understand risk-return tradeoffs and portfolio strategies.

Key topics & skills

  • Asset Classes—Money Markets, Bonds, Equity & Derivative Securities & Investments

  • Alternative Investment Approaches

  • The Capital Asset Pricing Model

  • Building Optimal Investment Portfolios

Core Course

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are among the highest risk and reward actions that a corporation may take. Learn about the rationale, process, and transaction details of M&A transactions as well as the common characteristics of successes and failures of M&A transactions.

Key topics & skills

  • Reasons for M&A—Growth, Synergy & Diversification

  • Anti-Takeover Tactics to Avoid a Hostile Takeover—Poison Pill, Board Composition & White Knights

  • Transaction Details—Valuation, Deal Structure & Control Premium

  • Alternatives to M&A

Capstone Challenge

Capstone Challenge: Merger & Acquisitions Challenge

You and your team will take on the role of a Corporate Development (M&A) team. You'll go through the progression of decisions and actions on the path of a challenging and ambiguous industry and company scenario. Test all your financial, data analysis, and human skills in this critical challenge.

Key topics & skills

  • M&A Objectives (strategic, operational, financial)

  • Valuation of Target Acquisition (synergies)

  • Integration Planning (multiple stakeholders and business imperatives)

Courses and challenges subject to change

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