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 LUIS F A E•
It's a course that teaches you a lot, but you need previous knowledge in valuation, option and game theory. The course basically tells you how to combine them
By Rohit M•
Good course but for a beginner, it's hard to understand the real options theory concept and game theory. More videos to be added to make it beginner-friendly.
By Anne B H•
Very interesting MOOC, some questions were not so clear in my opinion.
Full answers would have been nice (may be because i was not familiar with the subject).
By Álvaro R R•
Very useful the first half of the course, as it is very practical.
It is maybe too theoretical the second half of the course.
Overall, 100% recommended.
By Sandra Q•
A course that goes beyond the standard finance courses in explaining what practices are used in valuations of different types of companies/industries.
By Camilo E S C•
Such an excellent course! only aspect I would change is that the quizzes that require calculation must have an excel sheet
By Seyed A J A•
EVERYTHING WAS GOOD BUT IF IT HAD A GOOD SLIDES AND SOURCES TO FOCUS MORE ON THE CONTENT, IT WOULD BE EXCELENT
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.