Corporate Finance

Course Code: CFI101
Day: Sat Time: 15:30-17:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 8 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Special Notes: 【This is a hybrid course that you can join either at our Tokyo campus or online via Zoom.】 Location: Hybrid, In-Person (Tokyo), Online

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Course Description

Familiarize yourself with the real world of corporate finance! In this course the students will learn the basic framework of financial analysis and will apply it to companies to gain an in-depth understanding of the most important issues, ranging from the basics of corporate governance to the complicated realm of valuation. In this applied course, together, we will cover the fundamentals of investments including the measurement of the cost of capital; and the reasoning behind two other value enhancing corporate decisions through financing and dividend decisions. You will be able to interpret the basic financial information and evaluate projects. We will also delve into the importance of cash flow and cash management. To enhance your understanding of the tools and techniques, the course makes extensive use of real-world examples. This course is designed to help bridge the gap between the theoretical concepts and their application in the real world.

Learning Objectives

1. Understanding the applied aspects of the basic finance theory with empirical examples.
2. Identifying the big picture of financial markets and the expected post-covid trends.

Who should take this course

Those who want to develop an understanding of the financial decisions of companies.

Professional Training Certificate Core Course For:


No required textbook (Recommended; Ivo Welch, Corporate Finance, 3rd Ed, 2014)


Manish Sharma

Instructor Biography

Dr. Manish Sharma is an adjunct professor at the Continuing Education Program at Temple University Japan Campus.

Besides delving in government think tank and management consulting, Dr. Sharma has spent almost 9 years doing macro-economic research and teaching, at premier institutions such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Tokyo, London School of Economics and Chuo University. Till April 2012, he worked at the Tokyo headquarter of Daiwa Capital Markets, as Director in the Corporate Finance Department.

Dr. Sharma runs an investment Advisory. He also works as a newscaster with NHK World Radio Japan and as an advisor to a Japan-Government funded alternative fuel venture. In 2006 he co-founded a rural primary education initiative in India. He has published in top-notch academic journals, edited books and newspapers.
He holds a Ph.D. in financial economics.