Certificate in Introduction to Corporate Finance

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Who Should Attend?

This Certificate in Introduction to Corporate Finance will suit students looking to understand the concepts and procedures of corporate decision making using relevant models and techniques, particularly MS Excel.

Course Duration

This 8 week professional development course will be delivered live online via Zoom one evening per week for 2.5 hours from 6.30-9.00pm starting the week of 22nd June 2020.

Over the 8 classes the course will cover:

Course Modules

Week 1
Introduction to Corporate Finance – concepts, techniques and calculations
Week 2
Introduction to financial modelling using MS Excel
Week 3
Extending financial modelling to management reporting and decision making using Excel.
Week 4
Structure and sources of finance
Week 5
Investment decision making part 1 – Simple techniques using Excel
Week 6
Investment decision making part 2 – Time value of money using Excel
Week 7
Investment decision making part 3 – Rationale and scenario building using Excel
Week 8
The cost of capital – how a discount rate is arrived at and what is the optimum mix of debt/equity

2 x Numerically based Continuous Assessment projects set during the 8 weeks.


This course is provided by Independent College Dublin and is primarily based on modules delivered in the BA Accounting and Finance degree course that is approved by QQI.

Learn from our Leading Practitioner

Gerard Keating FCCA MBA is an experienced Chartered Certified Accountant with Financial and General Management Experience in a number of industry sectors including Private Education, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Technology, Luxury Ground Transportation, Construction, Oil and NGOs.He is a part-time lecturer in three private colleges in Dublin, teaching QQI Level 7 and Level 8 students as well as evening Diploma courses.

The fees for this course are €795 and you will be awarded with a professional certificate upon complication.

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