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Cost of Capital: What it is and How to Use it

Total Credits: 2 including 1 Accounting - Technical, 1 Auditing- Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Don Minges, MBA
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2 Hours
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Every business needs capital, and capital has a cost. Providers of debt and equity demand a return and the combination is the cost of capital for the business. This session discusses how to calculate the cost of capital, how to use it to make superior business decisions every day and some common ways organizations misuse this number.

Who should understand your organization’s cost of capital? Even if you are not yet the CFO, you need to thoroughly understand the cost of capital and its use. The cost of capital allows managers to, “Get the biggest bang for the buck.” If you want to enhance your corporate finance skills, this session is for you.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the calculation and use of the weighted average cost of capital

Major Subjects
  • Find your organization’s cost of debt
  • Calculate the cost of equity
  • Understanding your Weighted
  • Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Interpret your cost of capital
  • Properly use the cost of capital to make decisions
  • Avoid common cost of capital mistakes

Course Materials


Don Minges, MBA's Profile

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Don Minges, MBA, is a fractional CFO who works in diverse industries at various development stages.  His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis.  Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has invested equity capital into promising businesses.  He has served on the Board of Directors for many firms.  He graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Some financial management experience is helpful
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CEOs, CFOs, Controllers, business owners, Board members, corporate financial managers, and professionals who advise them
Original Recording Date 04/05/2022
Yellow Book No
Course Developer The Knowledge Institute
Date Added to Catalog 11/25/2021

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Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 67


Christian L - Winchester, Virginia

"I learned a lot from this webinar. Very interesting."

Angela C

"Great information and real life examples!"

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"Thank you!"

Mukaila A

"All good."

Jeffrey B - Louisville, Kentucky

"One of the best courses I have taken! "