About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
14%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
14%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Valuation for Startups Using Discounted Cash Flows Approach

4.3
stars
228 ratings
56 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Valuation for Startups Using Multiple Approach

4.2
stars
79 ratings
22 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Financial Analysis for Startups

4.4
stars
50 ratings
8 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Applying Investment Decision Rules for Startups

4.6
stars
63 ratings
10 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The four courses will take 14 weeks and the capstone project will take approximately 3~4 weeks. Therefore the Specialization can be competed in 17~18 weeks.

  • No prior knowledge of Accounting or Finance is required.

  • All courses can be taken in order of preference.

  • No.

  • You will close look at an environment the startup faced. Also, you will describe financial projections making the best use of the previous contents. Overall, this analysis encourages you to determine the value of your business.

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