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Financial Management for Managers - Cost of Capital and Capital Structure

Learn about computing the cost of capital and determining the optimal capital structure from this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
Financial Management for Managers - Cost of Capital and Capital Structure is a free online course that teaches you how to determine the cost of capital and achieving an optimal capital structure for financial management. Learn about computing the weighted average cost of capital, the Modigliani-Miller theory on capital structure, and dividend policy factors. Register for this course today and develop your career as a finance professional.
Financial Management for Managers - Cost of Capital and Capital Structure
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Students

    641
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Financial managers are largely responsible for a company's financial status and help to determine the optimal capital structure. This free online course from Alison teaches you the crucial aspects of estimating the cost of capital to ensure the most efficient and effective capital structure for an organization. The Financial Management for Managers - Cost of Capital and Capital Structure course begins with a discussion on the components of the weighted average cost of capital and the sources of debt capital.

Next, you will study the approaches to calculating the cost of capital - debt, equity, and preference capital. You will also analyze the best global practices in estimating the cost of capital and determining the optimal capital budget. Then, you will learn about the approaches to divisional and project cost of capital, along with the effects of flotation costs. You will take a look at misconceptions in applying the cost of capital and assumptions of the relationship between capital structure and cost of capital. You will also discuss the approaches to the capital structure as well as the propositions and criticisms of the Modigliani-Miller Theory. Finally, you will analyze the effects of taxes on capital structures and various factors affecting a company's dividend policy.

This course will enable you to acquire knowledge about the world of finance from the aspect of determining the cost of capital and achieving an optimal capital structure for successful financial management. So, if you're interested in Finance as a career, or if you are a finance professional looking to enhance your skills, or simply an individual with an interest in gaining knowledge of financial concepts, then check out this course today and start taking your career and knowledge to the next level.

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