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 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 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 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 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
By Daniel G•
By Alvaro R C M•
The course was really interesting, especially how is developed the concept of Expanded NPV, which combined, standard NPV with real-options and game theory in valuation.
The course provide a broad vision of the subject and it is essential to have previous corporate finance knowledge.
As a point to improve, the course should offer additional reading material since the information in the videos is not enough to answer the questions asked in the tests, which are very long and require good preparation.
Since it is a distance learning course, this requires students to be searching on internet for the right resources and it causes an additional waste of time. Other courses provide this reading material.
If you participate in the forum, you can deduct that Prof Smit's book is used as a reference to understand in greater detail the topics covered. The book is not easy to find online.
By Janelle L•
While I appreciate the knowledge provided by the course (for which I would rate a 5), the execution in delivery took away from the value of the lessons (for which I would rate a 0), thus resulting in giving the course 3 stars. This is a challenging course and the inconsistencies made it unnecessarily more challenging than it needed to be. That said, I am appreciative for what I learned as it aligned with my learning objectives. To those who will take this course, a great deal of time and patience will be needed to navigate the inconsistencies in order to arrive at the golden nuggets of knowledge.
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 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 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 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.
Is there an option to refund for this course. Because its too advanced; 1st week videos are too basic and assignment for 1st week is not related to it.