Advanced Valuation and Strategy - M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital

Course dates

 

The MOOC Innovation Management is always available online. Once you enrol, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once the MOOC has begun, which is every 4 weeks.

Fee

The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is around 50 euros. 

Course information

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.

Practical information

The MOOC is offered at 3 levels: Executive Summary, student level and honors level.  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.

Contact

Han Smit

Email address
jsmit@ese.eur.nl

Instructors

  • prof.dr. (Han) JTJ Smit

    prof.dr. (Han) JTJ Smit

    Han Smit is a corporate professor of Finance at the Department of Business Economics, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). His research in the areas of private…
  • (Dyaran) DS Bansraj

    (Dyaran) DS Bansraj

    Course dates

     

    The MOOC Innovation Management is always available online. Once you enrol, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once the MOOC has begun, which is every 4 weeks.

    Fee

    The course is free. If you want to obtain a certificate, the fee is around 50 euros. 

    Tax
    Not applicable
    Duration
    5 weeks
    Offered by
    Erasmus School of Economics
    Discipline
    Business economics
    Course type
    Course
    Instruction language
    English
    Mode of instruction
    online
    Funding

    private

    Registration

    For more information and registration: Visit the Coursera website

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