LEAD: Financing Innovation - The Creation of Value

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LEAD: Financing Innovation - The Creation of Value

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With NovoEd, you can learn from the world's leading institutions and collaborate with students from more than 150 countries across the globe. This online education platform connects millions of students to MOOcs, or Massive Open Online Courses, to provide them with a one-of-a-kind learning experience. Students develop an understanding of the content through worthwhile projects and collaborating with their peers. You can create a learning experience that is entirely suited to your needs and preferences by responding to student learning as it happens. You can essentially shape your instruction to make the online classes more effective and productive. Through innovative technology, in-depth academic relationships with peers around the world, and instruction from distinguished professors at top universities, you can become an expert on anything from finance to decision quality.

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This is a LEAD Foundation Course, exclusively part of the Stanford LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation: an immersive online program designed to be completed in one year. LEAD Certificate comprises 8 courses: 3 required foundation courses and 5 electives you choose.

  • Learn at your own pace, on your own turf with self-paced video lectures and assignments
  • Build an exclusive network of highly-qualified change agents from around the globe
  • Exchange ideas and collaborate with senior faculty, peers, and teaching teams through live virtual interactions, projects, and discussion forums

Enrollment is limited. Tuition for the 8-course certificate is $16,000. To be selected for the September 20, 2016 LEAD program start, applications will be accepted through August 17, 2016. There is no fee to apply to the Stanford LEAD Program.

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Even the best and most innovative ideas will go nowhere unless we can convince others...

This is a LEAD Foundation Course, exclusively part of the Stanford LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation: an immersive online program designed to be completed in one year. LEAD Certificate comprises 8 courses: 3 required foundation courses and 5 electives you choose.

  • Learn at your own pace, on your own turf with self-paced video lectures and assignments
  • Build an exclusive network of highly-qualified change agents from around the globe
  • Exchange ideas and collaborate with senior faculty, peers, and teaching teams through live virtual interactions, projects, and discussion forums

Enrollment is limited. Tuition for the 8-course certificate is $16,000. To be selected for the September 20, 2016 LEAD program start, applications will be accepted through August 17, 2016. There is no fee to apply to the Stanford LEAD Program.

Apply Here


Even the best and most innovative ideas will go nowhere unless we can convince others to commit the necessary resources. Doing so almost always requires that we make a compelling case that the value of the opportunity far outweighs the upfront costs.

This course will cover the key techniques of financial valuation and capital budgeting used by major corporations. Understanding these techniques is critical for project sponsors to make sure their ideas get the attention ─ and funding ─ they deserve.

In this course, you will gain experience building an actual financial model to assess a proposed new product launch. We will consider key financial metrics that are often applied and learn which ones are reliable (and which are not). We will also look at how we can use the financial model to guide our attention as project managers in order to maximize the impact of our efforts. Along the way we will gain insight into how financial markets work and how investors evaluate stocks. Finally, we will learn how to use these skills to understand the drivers of a company's stock price, or its value in an acquisition.

Key topics include:

  • Interpreting balance sheets and income statements
  • The difference between earnings and cash flows
  • Measuring value using NPV
  • ROI & IRR: Uses and abuses
  • Interest rates, risk, and the cost of capital
  • DCF/WACC valuation models
  • Building a financial model
  • Valuing companies: Comps vs. DCF
  • VC Financing

In this course, we will use a combination of lectures, quizzes, and individual and team assignments, together with a final team project, to prepare you to build a valuation model for a hypothetical business venture. At the conclusion of the course you will have built your own financial model for a project or investment, as well as for evaluating an ongoing business or a startup venture.

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