Math for Corporate Finance (CF)

The course demonstrates how a number of mathematical formulas can be used to conduct detailed analysis on a set of data and/or variables.

Finance professionals and industry practitioners who want to master the art of corporate finance. Participants typically include professionals in entry to mid-level positions in financial planning & analysis (FP&A), corporate development, treasury, investor relations, and capital markets.

Participants will develop a stronger understanding of the mathematical formulas used in corporate finance through the following four modules:

Module 1 – Discounted Cash Flows

  1. Understand the concept of the time value of money
  2. Explain terms such as present value, future value, NPV, DCF, annuities, and perpetuities
  3. Use DCF techniques to calculate present values
  4. Calculate the present value of cash flow streams such as annuities and perpetuities

Module 2 – Bond Pricing and Yields

  1. Use DCF to find the price of an annual or semi-annual bond
  2. Calculate the different yields used to assess bond returns
  3. Understand the relationship between bond prices and yields
  4. Identify whether a bond is trading at par, premium, or discount

Module 3 – Key Statistical Skills

  1. Learn to calculate different measures of central tendency including arithmetic mean, weighted mean, WACC,and expected values
  2. Calculate simple moving and weighted moving averages
  3. Calculate different types of statistical dispersions such as range, variance, and standard deviation

Module 4 – Covariance, Correlation & Regression

  1. Use correlation and covariance to describe the relationship between two variables
  2. Calculate covariance and correlation using Excel
  3. Use regression analysis to describe the relationship between two variables
  4. Undertake regression analysis in Excel and interpret the results
Course Code:  CF2026
CPD:  Estimated CPD Hours: Total - 3
Competency:  Finance
Course Level:  Introductory
4/20/2020 - 3/31/2021
On Demand


Monday, 20 April 2020

4/20/2020 - 3/31/2021

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