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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 Filipe C

Feb 25, 2020

The best MOOC I have had

By Nikolaos

Dec 11, 2018

Nice, interesting course

By Albert K

Sep 20, 2018

Super easy to follow.

By Felipe A R C

May 20, 2020

Best profesor ever

By Nolwenn A

Apr 25, 2020

simply EXCELLENT !

By Sinovuyo M

Jul 8, 2021

Brilliant course!

By Thomas G

Feb 14, 2021

Very good classes

By Diego S

Aug 8, 2020

Very good course.

By Sarojkant S

Sep 18, 2020

Excellent Course


Jul 21, 2020

good, very good

By Adrien v

Mar 30, 2020

Top quality !!!

By Vishaal B

Jun 24, 2020

Great Lectures

By Carlos A G H

Jun 11, 2020

Wonderful MOOC

By Toon P

Sep 20, 2018

Great webcasts

By Long H V

Sep 30, 2021

A good course

By Álvaro G

Jan 29, 2020

Great course!

By Rawuh v d A

Oct 19, 2019

Great course

By Marc P

Sep 10, 2020

Pretty good

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Oct 23, 2018


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By Arly C A R

Aug 30, 2021

T​he best

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Oct 3, 2018