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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Capstone Project

For Capstone Project, you are allowed to select a startup of your own choice. Then describe the company in detail such as business industry, competitors (or company) and service or product....
Reading
2 videos (Total 4 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Describe Businesses and Markets of a Startup2m
Reading4 readings
Specialization RFP for Startup Valuation and Financial Analysis10m
Specialization Course Title10m
Sample of Startups & Company Search Website10m
Lecture Slide10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Capstone Project I

For Capstone Project I, you will investigate historical performance of the startup that you select. You need to collect financial statements at least 3 years and need to make up numbers for the startup with reasonable assumptions....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slide10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Capstone Project II

For Capstone Project II, you will calculate free cash flow of the startup. In order to estimate free cash flows, you need to make pro forma statements of the startup and estimate external financing needed. Also, calculate internal growth rate and sustainable growth rate....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slide10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Capstone Project III

For Capstone Project III, you will find value of the startup using Multiple approach and Discount Cash Flow approach. In specific, you will apply multiple and DCF approach to find terminal value of the startup. After finding the value of a startup, consider the situation where startup finances external financing needed using new investment from venture capitalists....
Reading
1 video (Total 7 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Lecture Slide10m

Instructor

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Hyun Han Shin

Professor
School of Business

About Yonsei University

Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia....

About the Valuation and Financial Analysis For Startups Specialization

The Startup Valuation and Financial Analysis Specialization teaches two of the most often used methods to find the value of a startup. You’ll learn how to find the value of founder’s ownership before and after additional funding, how to read financial statements and make pro-forma statements, and how to determine the financial health and status of a startup and estimate future earnings and value. You’ll then use various investment criteria, such as Net Present Value (NPV) and Individual Rate of Return (IRR), to make a decision about whether and where to invest your money. Specific topics include: the time value of money, discounted cash flows method, multiple method, financial statements analysis, free cash flows, capital budgeting decision rules and current trends. The Capstone Project will find the value of startups using the methods taught in the course....
Valuation and Financial Analysis For Startups

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