Boosts your up-to-date understanding of how strategy and valuation come together. It helped me better understand my PE clients' buy & build strategies from a growth option valuation perspective.
Demanding at times but overall one of the better courses that make you think before you have to answer. I also enjoyed the ability to do some extra work if you are into honorable certificate.
By José M E P•
The accent of the professor is sometimes hard to understand. However, it is a very interesting course overall.
By Jatin N•
Very interesting and challenging. But the value additions point of view, it is highly recommended.
By Piet J G•
Maybe reconsider the rounding mechanism in the quizzes. All in all great content, learned a lot.
By Marat K•
Oftentimes, the certificate quizzes were way too distant from the content of the course itself.
By Dali S•
unique subject ... excellent graphics ... Pr's accent difficult to understand sometimes
By Parisa E•
the course was good but it could have been better if more real examples were embedded!
By Javier J V•
A highly interested method to consider a company value beyond the free cash flow NPV
By Fernando S•
I think it is great for having a broad view of what advanced corporate finance is.
By Ulf L•
Really well strucntured vourse that goes well beyond mere DCF analysis.
By Mat J•
Perhaps you include some form of spreadsheet based learning tools.
By Luis R N•
Really useful when it comes to valuation and investment decisions.
By Ajeet K•
It is a good course but concepts should be elaborated more clearly
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By Alexander W S•
Han Smith is very difficult to understand in English, even with the subtitles it took some re watching to understand what point was being made. Additionally compared to other finance courses offered by LMU and Yale, this course was more about testing your math and excel skills vs. actually understanding the content. I felt like only about half of what was on the credential quiz was covered in the videos and readings and this required some outside research and studying to actually pass the quiz and understand the content which I did not experience with other courses.
By Christian M•
The animated videos as well as those with professor Han Smith were quite good and fun to watch. Sometimes the calculations were a bit difficult to follow, especially on a smaller device (iPad), but it's ok for an advanced course. What I didn't like so much was the overall structure - some things seem to be repeated randomly, not only from the introduction in part 1. Other topics seemed to pop up in quizes or discussions first time, and I found it difficult to navigate to the corresponding video to digest it again.
By Carl F•
While the course provides a great alternative perspective on investment decisions, the course structure could use some improvement. At times, there key pieces of information missing for quizzes. Moreover, it also occurs frequently that there are multiple topics in the exams that have not been touched upon during the course. Overall, this course is interesting, but be aware that a fair amount of previous knowledge is required.
By Titus C•
Material itself is very interesting and thorough. Some explanations are best served by examples, which is done in this course however there are instances where wording and verbosity has overcomplicated otherwise simple concepts, namely in week 3 (lots of jargon).
All in all, pleasant introduction to game theory and real options valuations methods.
By Daniel C E•
While contents of this course are extremely interesting and useful in the world of corporate finance and valuations, the content and program could've been made a little better. Some presentations and contents where missing or incomplete. More textual support might've also helped a bit. Otherwise very interesting course with helpful content.
By Robin B•
Der Kurs hat gute Denkanstöße geboten. Allerdings war er meiner Meinung nach zu oberflächlich und nicht dem Schwierigkeitsgrad entsprechend.
Des Weiteren waren einige Aufgaben sehr missverständlich geschildert.
Um einen neuen Denkanstoß zu bekommen, kann ich diesen Kurs allerdings empfehlen.
By Marcel H•
-test are pretty good
-only one case study for honors certificate
-lecturer sometimes difficult to understand
-same introduction videos at beginning of each unit
By Rohan R•
Course could have been more thorough with more number of modules and better exercises.
By Mark A•
I think the course is based on an interesting premise of incorporating real growth options and game theory in the valuation, but I have been slightly disappointed as I consider the applicability limited. As acknowledged in the final note the key to utilizing this sort of analysis is obtaining the highly uncertain values under different scenarios for different players. In an Advanced course like this I was hoping to get at least some guidance on how to estimate these payoffs for different players under different scenarios while only having limited information, so I could take it out of the theoretical context and apply it in practice.
By Abhimanyu S•
too complicated , unable to do assignments and voice of professor is not cleared at all. have to read subtitiles
really struggled to go through 1st modue only. and lack of sheets was also there nodays days no one calculate such huge calculations its no more required to calculate in numbers. i dont know for whom this course is made because i itself am a investment banker and if we all started to take into consideration such blunder difficult way of calculation then soon there will no more investors. not relavant at all
By Claudia O O•
There are only men in the videos (only one woman on the background because they needed her for the man to have children). It discourages me to keep watching it. Women need representation.