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Certificate in Advanced Valuation: Course Topics

The course is delivered over 15 weeks with two topics released each week. The assessments for the course include three quizzes, one final valuation project, and one final exam. The seven optional live sessions take place at 12 p.m. EST and are recorded and posted to the course website after their conclusion. Please see below for the topics covered in the course:

Week 1 | Valuation: The Big Picture; Instrinsic Value
Week 2 | The Risk Free Rate; The Equity Risk Premium
Week 3 | Relative Risk Measures; The Costs of Debt and Capital
Week 4 | Estimating Cash Flows; Estimating Growth
Week 5 | Terminal Value; Value Enhancement
Week 6 | Loose Ends 1: From Asset Value to Equity Value; Loose Ends 2: Acquisition Ornaments
Week 7 | Loose Ends 3: Dilution and Illiquidity; Narrative to Numbers
Week 8 | The Pricing Imperative; The Most-Used Multiple
Week 9 | Other Earnings Multiples; Book Value Multiples
Week 10 | Revenue Multiples and Mopping Up; Asset Based Valuation
Week 11 | Private Company Valuation; The Essence of Real Options
Week 12 | The Option to Delay; The Option to Expand and Abandon
Week 13 | Valuing/Pricing Start-Ups and Young Companies; Valuing/Pricing Declining and Distressed Companies
Week 14 | Valuing/Pricing Financial Service Companies; Valuing/Pricing Cyclical and Commodity Companies
Week 15 | Valuation: Looking Back and Looking Forward