Open Programs

Corporate Finance for Non-financial Executives

(11-12 October 2022)

Create firm value through financing and investment decisions

This program will introduce participants to the key concepts of corporate finance and the tools of corporate valuation, which is essential for executives across every functional area. The aim of this program is to build a framework for understanding the impact of financing and investment decisions on the firm value. The program links strategic management decisions to their impact on value creation and shows how decision-making at firms should be guided by the creation of value. We will focus on how firms can create value with their investment decisions and financing decisions. You will learn multiple methods of corporate valuation that would help you evaluate both individual investment projects and entire firms, and identify firms’ key value drivers.

Program Objectives

  • Build a framework linking investment decisions to firm value
  • Develop metrics to evaluate new investment opportunities
  • Assess company value based on different valuation methods
  • Appreciate how firm’s financial policy alters the investment decision making process
  • Understand how key corporate restructuring events are shaped by financial decisions


Who Should Attend

Executives and managers with little or no finance background and who are responsible for strategic, operating and investment decisions that have significant firm value implications.

Program Content


  • Analyze a company’s financial statements to assess its business and its finances
  • Assess the value created by investment projects using different metrics
  • Derive an appropriate cost of capital to determine firm decisions
  • Assess the value of a company using multiples and discounted cash flow analysis

Financial Policy:

  • Assess whether a company’s financial leverage is suitable given its business strategy
  • Assess a company’s policy regarding cash reserves and dividend payments
  • Understand the basics of initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts, and mergers and acquisitions

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by HKUST Business School.

Program Schedule Program Fee  
11-12 October 2022 (Tue-Wed)
Morning Session: 9:30am - 12:45pm
Lunch: 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Afternoon Session: 1:45pm - 5:00pm

Daily schedule is subject to change
Regular Rate: HK$16,500
Early Bird Rate:(by 2 September 2022) HK$14,000
HKUST Alumni# or Corporate rate/Group participation*: HK$13,000

The fee includes tuition, all teaching materials, refreshment and lunch
# including participants of our open programs
* 3 or more concurrent registrations

Registration Deadline 23 September 2022

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Venue & Transportation

3/F, LSK Business Building
HKUST, Clear Water Bay
Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Program Administration

For enquiries on company and organization participation, please contact:

HKUST Business School Executive Education Office
(852) 2358 8013 / (852) 2358 7541
(852) 2335 5836