Corporate Finance

What you will study

    1. An introduction to corporate finance
    2. Valuation of bonds and common stocks
    3. Making investment decisions with the Net Present Value (NPV) rule
    4. Risk, return and the cost of capital
    5. Capital budgeting: strategy, project analysis and performance measurement
    6. Corporate financing, debt and payout policy
    7. Valuation of options
    8. Risk management
    9. Financial analysis and planning
    10. Working capital management
    11. Mergers, corporate restructuring and governance
    12. Corporate finance strategy and advice
    13. Corporate finance regulation in the UK
    14. Analysis of case studies in corporate finance
    15. Writing a corporate financial management report on a public company of one’s choice

Key features of the course

    • Flexibility to suit your needs – allowing you to study anytime, anywhere
    • An emphasis on personal and professional development through independent learning
    • Relevance of topics and practical examples to the context of your own professional practice
    • Illustrative practice activities with solutions, “test your understanding” activities and tutor-marked assignments to reinforce learning
    • Certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law

This non-credit advanced certificate is intended for students who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills or develop personal interests in subjects related to business management, investment management, economics, banking and finance.

This course can be taken alongside your degree or professional qualification studies elsewhere or as part of your informal career development programme. It will be of particular value to undergraduate, postgraduate or professional students of business management, finance, banking, investment management, economics and accounting. 

Learning outcomes

    • Knowledge and understanding
    • Key skills
    • Cognitive skills
    • Practical and professional skills
    • Transferable skills

Career relevance

    • Banking
    • Financial and risk management
    • Investment analysis and management
    • Accounting professions
    • Tax advisory
    • Financial law or law-related fields
    • Corporate finance advisory
    • Business management consultancy
    • Governments, public authorities and agencies

Study method

Online learning with tutor guidance and support

How long it takes

6 months (192 hours)

You need to be able to spend approximately 8 hours per week on studying this module.

Teaching and assessment

A tutor will guide you throughout the study process and mark and comment on your written work. You and your tutor will primarily communicate with each other through email.

The course work includes online practice tests, tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment. You must use the online VLE-system to submit your tutor-marked assignments and end-of-module assessment.

The Pass mark for the module is 50%. Upon successful completion, students are issued a certificate of completion from London School of Finance and Law.

Study materials

All study materials are provided on the module website.

Microsoft Office presentations and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of study material are available.

A computer with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Functionality may be limited on mobile or tablet devices.

If you have a disability or particular study requirements, please tell us as soon as possible.

Fees and funding

Course fees for the 2024/2025 academic year: £1,320

Course fees cover registration, course materials, tuition and assessment.

LSFL course fees depend on the level and duration of courses: check all tuition fee rates for the current academic year here.

You may be eligible for tuition funding.


Next term start date: 20 September 2024

The module website will be available to registered students three days in advance of the module start. Module sessions will be opened every week or every two weeks to enable tutor-led, gradual progression through the study materials and continuous assessment.

Course registration is open, but please be aware that due to the increased demand it may take us longer to respond than usual.

Registration closes 10 September 2024 (places subject to availability)

Registration for current students:


Registration for new students:

You have to register as an LSFL student to study this course.


Future availability

Corporate Finance starts three times a year – in January, May and September.

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English language requirements

There is no formal requirement to prove your English language proficiency to study our courses. If English is not your native or second language, or you would like to improve specialist language skills necessary for your profession, you may complete one of the following English language courses:  

Legal English

English for Finance

Business English

A full range of our English language courses can be viewed here.

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