Course Name

Diploma Program in Corporate Finance: Advanced Module


Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Php 94,000

Diploma Program in Corporate Finance: Advanced Module

    • Accounting-linked valuation methods
    • Discounted cash flow valuation
    • “Cash flow” concept and estimation; adjustment of accounting numbers
    • Construction of appropriate discount rates
    • Review of cost of capital and weighted average cost of capital (WACC) estimation
    • The use of “adjusted present value” method as an alternative valuation approach
  • INVESTMENT BANKING (August 22, 29, & September 5)
    • Investment banking and the money and capital markets: A brief introduction
    • Rationale and applicable frameworks for going public
    • Applicable laws and regulations
    • Identification and selection of suitable candidates
    • Preparation of registration statements, prospectuses and other relevant documents 
    • Determination of offering strategy, valuing, pricing, and timing of the issue
    • Coordination with underwriting and selling agents and other consultants
    • Listing in the Philippine Stock Exchange
    • After issuance/listing responsibilities
    • Role of venture capital and asset securitization in funds raising
  • CORPORATE FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT (September 19, 26, & October 3)
    • Financial risk management: An overview and introduction
    • Taxonomy of risks
    • Basic contracts and their markets
    • Hedging instruments: Types, descriptions, pricing, trading
    • Structuring the hedge: Issues, factors, mechanics
    • Implementing the hedge: The decision, dealing and credit
    • Legal and regulatory compliance issues
    • Selected business studies and applications
  • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (October 10, 17, & 24)
    • Mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy
    • History of mergers and acquisitions and motivations
    • The mergers and acquisition process and associated documents
    • Introduction to valuation
    • Specific issues relating to valuation approaches     
  • PROJECT FINANCING (November 7, 14, & 21)
    • Project financing: Definitions, rationale, intricacies, benefits and challenges
    • Project financing vs. direct financing
    • Analysis and evaluation of project viability and bankability
    • Preparation of cash flow projections and their use to measure expected rates of return
    • Determining a project's borrowing capacity 
    • Risk assessment and mitigation
    • Credit requirements of lenders
    • Legal structure and security arrangements
    • Financial plan preparation 
    • Design and development of suitable financing arrangement
    • Understanding corporate financial distress and its consequences
    • Common causes of business failure: Internal and external
    • Early financial distress detection
    • Reorganization vs. liquidation
    • Development and implementation of a financial rehabilitation plan
    • Working with and seeking concessions from creditors
    • Liquidation in bankruptcy: Advantages and disadvantages, mechanics
    • Vulture investing
    • Legal and accounting aspects
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