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Advanced Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Executive Summary

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Animation - Where value comes from2m
Animation - The value of flexibility2m
Animation - Real options are everywhere!2m
Animation - The value of strategic commitment2m
Animation - Option Games: Integrating flexibility and strategic commitment3m
1 reading
Outline5m
1 practice exercise
Understanding expanded net present value45m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
When to use DCF approaches7m
Forecasting free cash flows based on historical performance8m
Calculating free cash flows10m
Calculating the terminal value9m
Answer to practice quiz 'WACC method'9m
Using multiples valuation9m
6 readings
Key value driver derivation (optional)10m
Answer to practice quiz 'APV Method'10m
IRR: Internal Rate of Return10m
Types of multiples15m
Checklist2m
The case of RJR Nabisco10m
3 practice exercises
WACC Method30m
APV Method30m
Test for certificate45m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Corporate Strategy

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
How to estimate growth option value6m
Strategic paradigms and growth option value10m
3 readings
Linking valuation to strategy10m
Economic value added (EVA)10m
Checklist2m
2 practice exercises
Corporate strategy30m
Test for certificate45m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Corporate Real Options

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
11 videos
Animation - Real options are everywhere!2m
Timing option5m
Risk neutral valuation6m
Valuing an R&D project10m
Option to expand or contract7m
Answer to practice quiz 'Option to invest'9m
Answer to practice quiz 'Option to expand or contract'5m
Answer to practice quiz 'Option to abandon'6m
Option replication and risk neutral valuation13m
Multi-period, continuous, and compound models9m
1 reading
Checklist2m
4 practice exercises
Option to invest20m
Option to expand or contract20m
Option to abandon20m
Test for certificate45m

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  • You can follow the MOOC without studying additional sources. Further reading of the discussed topics, including the Building Blocks) is provided in the textbook that I wrote with Lenos Trigeorgis: Strategic Investment: Real Options and Games, Princeton University Press, E-book ISBN9781400829392

  • In four weeks, we review the four most important foundations in valuation and strategy: corporate valuation, strategic management and growth option value, corporate real options, and game theory. If you don't have four weeks, you can also follow the course at your own pace. The full course content will be available from the start!

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