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

Communication & Collaboration 3: Influence & Persuasion

Leverage your new functional knowledge for organizational impact by bringing together elements from the Personal Impact and Teamwork courses. Hone your influence, leadership, and negotiation skills to learn how to effectively and ethically persuade in an organizational context.

Key topics & skills

  • Persuasion

  • Influence Without Authority

  • Managing Up & Across

  • Giving Voice to Values

  • Change Management & Leadership

Core Course

Corporate Finance

Here you’ll address major decisions and strategies faced by corporations. You’ll explore options, shareholder distributions, capital structure, and tactical financing.

Key topics & skills

  • Cash & Capital Management

  • Optimal Capital Structure

  • Public, Private & Alternative Financing

  • Shareholder Distributions and Introduction to Valuation and M&A

  • Risk Management & Financial Distress

Core Course

Fintech

Fintech is disrupting existing financial systems and offering 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

  • Technologies in Fintech—Blockchain & AI

  • Crypto Currencies & Cashless Payments

  • Fintech Investing & Raising Capital via Fintech Solutions

  • Regtech & Contemporary Topics in Fintech

Core Course

Investments

This course will introduce you to the field of investments. You’ll cover risk and returns for individual stocks and bonds, how to diversify risks through portfolios, active versus passive investments, fundamental versus technical analysis, and index and exchange traded funds.

Key topics & skills

  • Asset Classes & Financial Instruments

  • Securities Market & Investment Industry, Alternative Investment Approaches, Options & Future Markets

  • Risk, Return & Diversification

  • Bond Pricing, Portfolios & Equity Valuation

  • Capital Asset Pricing & Efficient Market Hypothesis and Macroeconomic & Industry Analysis

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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