Chevron Left
Back to Advanced Valuation and Strategy - M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Advanced Valuation and Strategy - M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital by Erasmus University Rotterdam

910 ratings
261 reviews

About the Course

Hi and welcome to this course! Would you like to learn about the latest valuation methods that may help you to make better business decisions? Then 'Advanced Valuation and Strategy – M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital' by Erasmus University Rotterdam is the right course for you! This course is helpful for executives that need to value complete strategies and for all students interested in corporate finance and strategy. We present the latest tools and show you how to apply them! We will revolutionize your way of decision making, by extending static techniques from corporate finance with dynamic methods to quantify strategic thinking. Traditionally, we assess the attractiveness of an investment as a mature business, where future cash flows mainly result from past decisions. But, in an ever-changing world, strategic decisions determine the firm’s long-term success and market value. Yet managers often have to consider these long-term implications using intuition and experience alone, with little guidance from structured, quantitative analysis. Our treatment goes far beyond the use of standard valuation analysis. We introduce the expanded NPV, which brings together DCF, real options, and game theory. Thinking in terms of options, games, and adaptive strategies may help managers address strategic questions such as: How do you value a leveraged buyout? How can you value a high-tech venture with negative cash flows? When should you invest in new ventures in stages? How can you incorporate rival bidders in the analysis? The tools we provide can improve your decisions in business and in daily life. * Who is this class for? We hope that our course appeals to (graduate) students in finance, economics, and business, as well as to high-ranking professionals and a general audience. This course is particularly interesting for venture capitalists, private equity investors, investment bankers, CEOs, CFOs, and those who aspire these affiliations. We offer this MOOC at 3 levels: 1.Executive Summary: This 1-week module provides critical insights into the principles of corporate valuation and strategy. This is accessible for time-constrained executives and the general audience without any prior knowledge. 2. Student Level: This level involves an understanding of the technical details. This level requires basic knowledge of concepts in corporate finance, e.g., the time value of money, financial statement analysis, capital structure, and the relation between risk and returns. Learners of this level can skip week 1. 3. Honors Level (honors certificate): This level is challenging, engaging, and compelling to an intellectually rigorous student....

Top reviews

May 18, 2020

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.

Feb 27, 2020

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.

Filter by:

101 - 125 of 263 Reviews for Advanced Valuation and Strategy - M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital

By Mahdi S

Jan 30, 2021

Great course. Not bothering with the basics and the details of valuation but covering all in the quiz.

By Tan K M

Jul 21, 2020

Great course on valuation with rigorous analysis and case studies, challenging and for those committed

By Andrew D

Aug 28, 2020

Excellent course, very challenging - hats off to Hans & team, highly relevant in practice and theory.

By Jacob S

Aug 12, 2020

Great review of alternative investment decision making in competitive/ multi-factored environments


Jun 6, 2020

In the transcript, please write all the calculations in formula form instead of in narrative form.

By Peter J H M

Aug 17, 2020

Excellent teacher, excellent course! Thank you Pr. Han Smith and thank you Rotterdam School!

By Victor L

Jun 28, 2020

Excellent course, it helps to develop basic tools in order to evaluate projects and company.

By Joseph F

Nov 28, 2021

Options valuation will greatly assist in making both personal and business decisions.

By Serge K

Dec 17, 2018

Very accurate Courses in this complex field. Great!! and happy to be one of auditors.

By Chris

Oct 18, 2020

Interesting and for me new approach to value acquistions. Good learning materials!

By Basil C

May 30, 2020

Excellent presentation. Very well designed and produced. Challenging and engaging.

By Sven v B

Jun 4, 2020

Excellent, great teaching and videos. Genuinely thought provoking concepts raised

By Tom N

Jul 24, 2019

Good introductory course on an interesting topic - has inspired me to learn more!

By Adrifaza B

Aug 22, 2021

i​t is beneficial for those who want to be a financial expert. thank you so much

By Công M V

Aug 13, 2021

Thank you very much teachers. I feel like I learned what I needed in this course

By Madhusoodan.M

May 19, 2020

Nice explanation of the concepts in Valuation with case study by the professors.

By Aishwarya V

May 3, 2020

Very well written content and videos that helped me understand the concept well.

By Rainer W

Oct 18, 2020

Relevant and modern valuation methods to quantify uncertainty and competition.

By Fernando G F

Aug 31, 2020

Very interesting perspective about options valuation in uncertainty sceneries.

By Paras T

May 14, 2020

Knowledgeable. learned a lot from this course. Concepts are cleared very well.

By Daniel T

Jun 16, 2020

Well structured. Further reading could be more guided to specific resources.

By Baljinder S B

Jun 16, 2020

A wonderful course that has given me deep insight concepts for evaluation.

By Byron A L D L P

Apr 5, 2020

Excelente curso, sin duda enseña a ver mas allá. El curso es muy practico.

By Trang T Q D

Jan 31, 2020

Very informative and applicable to my job! Best value course on Coursera