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Have you wondered how some companies have high market value or how some companies are acquired with huge valuations such as Microsoft that paid $26 billion purchase consideration for acquiring LinkedIn? Or how Facebook paid $19 billion for acquiring WhatsApp or why the market value of Apple is above a trillion dollars.
Valuation is an important aspect of finance which can’t be overlooked whether it’s a day to day performance of the business, issue of equity shares, mergers & acquisitions, investing in new ventures and so on.
This course is about valuation and understanding the different techniques of valuation.
The course will cover two important aspects of valuation. In the first part of the course, you will explore the nuances of valuation, understand the different methods of valuation
Not only measuring is important, one needs to understand how the value can be created and what are the factors that influence the valuation of the company?
The second half of the course will highlight how companies can create sustainable value.
In this course, you will
Learn the different techniques of valuation
Apply the valuation methods to real companies
Understand the fundamental concepts, myths and the factors underlying the valuation
Identify the key value drivers for valuation
Explain the role of different value drivers in creating value for the company
This course has been designed for graduate students and working professionals who want to deep dive into the concept of valuation and value creation.
The course includes step by step explanation of the different valuation methods and their practical application. We will demystify the various techniques, terminologies and introduce concepts in manageable bite-size that will help you to build your competencies. You will also hear the expert views on the different topics explained in the course.
We will explore the subject in a simple and easy to understand way through a series of videos, real company analysis, reading material, examples, explore and learn section, discussions forums as well as assessments to check your understanding.
Welcome once again to the exciting world of valuation and creating sustainable value.
Week 1: Introduction to Value This week will introduce you to the concept of value.
In this week, you will:
Understand the concept of value & valuation
Identify the importance of valuation
Explore the financial statements and accounting ratios (in brief)
Learn the concept of Time Value of Money
Describe the framework of valuation
Learn the Dividend Discount Model
Week 2: Methods of Valuation
In this week, you will learn the different methods of valuation and apply the concept to real companies.
Learn the Discounted Cash Flow Method of Valuation
Calculate enterprise value and equity value
Apply the method to value real-life companies
Gain insights from experts
Week 3: Methods of Valuation
You will explore the other methods of valuation.
Learn valuation using multiples
Identify and calculate the different multiples
Apply the multiples to value firms
Understand the basics of start-up valuation
Familiarize to the concept of creating sustainable value
Week 4: Drivers for Creating Sustainable Value
You will explore the different drivers for creating sustainable value
Understand the concept of strategy and its role in value creation
Describe the importance of operational efficiency for value creation
Explain the importance of managing human capital for value creation
Gain insights from experts
Week 5: Drivers for Creating Sustainable Value (contd)
In this week, you will identify the other drivers for creating value
Define strategic investing and financing decisions.
Learn the capital budgeting techniques
Describe the concept of leverage
Explore corporate governance and its role in creating value for the company