Receive an overview of project selection, what it is, and why it matters in finance.
- [Instructor] Project selection in finance.…One of the first tools that corporate finance folks…need to be familiar with is project selection.…In fact, project selection is, perhaps,…the most visible part of corporate finance.…Project selection involves making…investment decisions for the firm.…This could include a variety of the big kinds of decisions…that we think about companies making,…things like should we expand our manufacturing plant,…maybe we should open a new store…location, or acquire a competitor.…
All of these different types of decisions,…and many, many others, involve spending firm capital…in order to, hopefully, make more profit in the future.…Think about some of the issues that you see…in your daily role with your company.…What types of big investment decisions does your firm make?…Chances are, project selection…is a key component in those investment decisions.…Now, as part and parcel of project selection,…firms, and their corporate finance teams,…need to go through and evaluate those projects.…
- Capital budgeting in Excel
- Using Excel in project selection
- Analyzing capital structure using Excel
- Estimating weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
- Applying Excel to operational budgeting
- Cash flow budgeting
- Stress test tools for budgets
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1. Critical Tasks in Corporate Finance
2. Project Selection in Excel
3. WACC and Capital Structure in Excel
4. Operational Budgeting in Excel
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