Online Certificate in Advanced Valuation

Whether it’s managing a portfolio, preparing for an imminent merger or acquisition, or marveling over the newest dollar figure attached to a tech wunderkind, valuation is the key to parsing and understanding the numbers. Taught by Professor Aswath Damodaran, one of the leaders in the field, the Advanced Valuation certificate course is for analysts, financial officers, and portfolio managers seeking a deeper understanding of valuation, and the skills and knowledge to confidently make financial decisions.

Through video lectures, live Q&A sessions, and a hands-on valuation project, students will learn how to estimate the value of any business, small or large, private or public, in a developed or an emerging market. They will also be able to price businesses using earnings, book value, revenue, or other pricing multiples and comparables.

Course Structure

This is an online, asynchronous course with optional synchronous sessions that takes place over 15 weeks. For a detailed course outline and list of topics covered, please click here.

The course is divided into the following components:

  • Video lectures
  • Live Q&A sessions with Professor Damodaran
  • Graded assessments
  • A final valuation project
  • Bonus: Essentials of Financial Accounting course taught by NYU Stern Professor Amal Shehata