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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.

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By Pankaj M

May 12, 2021

One of the toughest courses I ever had. It was very difficult to pass.

By Kwok T F E

Jul 7, 2020

Good for review the fundamental knowledge of Financial Valuation Skils

By Andrey L

Feb 10, 2021

Challenging, but usefull and interesting for the finance professions.

By Victor R

Nov 9, 2020

Good pedagody, the lessons were interesting and enriching ! thank you

By Daniela T

Jul 24, 2020

Great MOOC! A wide understanding of valuation including option games.

By Pranav V K

Jul 17, 2021

High quality content and one of the best online course I have taken.

By Juan J T L

Sep 7, 2020

A very challanging course! Require a big effort. Highly recomended.

By 赵泽民

May 1, 2019

The explanations of the answers to some exercise are very helpful.

By João V

Jul 21, 2021

a very complex course with rich information on valuation methods


Jun 27, 2021

This course is an advance course which helped me hone my skills

By Surjit B

Apr 16, 2020

Excellent and a must to do Course for I-Banking Professionals.

By Paulo S C

Mar 18, 2020

Great course, surprinsingly deep for a MOOC with its duration!

By Sayantan G

Jun 23, 2019

Awesome, detailed and crisp with relevant theory and formulae.

By Max S

Oct 18, 2018

Excellent course! Steep learning curve and great explanations!

By Manuel F O R

Aug 4, 2020

I loved the animation videos for learning, very good course.

By Vanessa B

Oct 5, 2019

good course! absolute relevant informations, well explained.

By Nam B H

Oct 24, 2018

This course allowed me to gain applicable valuation skills.

By Jairo H G N

Aug 10, 2020

Great course! Good materials, explanations, professor etc.

By Kapilan R

Aug 2, 2020

This the only course where I find how to Value startegies

By Soren G

Apr 14, 2021

Challenging, but cool. Especially the real options part.

By Ignacio R

Apr 13, 2021

Very good the platform and the content, congratulations.

By Girish J

May 11, 2020

This is an excellent course. Informative and practical.

By Jorge E S

Nov 13, 2020

Excellent course, extremely useful, and well designed.

By Yang L

Oct 13, 2020

It is very useful especially in this special period


May 31, 2020

First course that i actually enjoyed on coursera.