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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....




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.



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.


251 - Advanced Valuation and Strategy - M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital 的 275 個評論(共 290 個)

創建者 Anne B H


Very interesting MOOC, some questions were not so clear in my opinion.

Full answers would have been nice (may be because i was not familiar with the subject).

創建者 Álvaro R R


Very useful the first half of the course, as it is very practical.

It is maybe too theoretical the second half of the course.

Overall, 100% recommended.

創建者 Sandra Q


A course that goes beyond the standard finance courses in explaining what practices are used in valuations of different types of companies/industries.

創建者 Camilo E S C


Such an excellent course! only aspect I would change is that the quizzes that require calculation must have an excel sheet

創建者 José M E P


The accent of the professor is sometimes hard to understand. However, it is a very interesting course overall.

創建者 Jatin N


Very interesting and challenging. But the value additions point of view, it is highly recommended.

創建者 Piet G


Maybe reconsider the rounding mechanism in the quizzes. All in all great content, learned a lot.

創建者 Marat K


Oftentimes, the certificate quizzes were way too distant from the content of the course itself.

創建者 Dali S


unique subject ... excellent graphics ... Pr's accent difficult to understand sometimes

創建者 Parisa E


the course was good but it could have been better if more real examples were embedded!

創建者 Javier J V


A highly interested method to consider a company value beyond the free cash flow NPV

創建者 Fernando S


I think it is great for having a broad view of what advanced corporate finance is.

創建者 Erin Z


Special angle, but the accent of the professor add difficulty to the course.

創建者 Ulf L


Really well strucntured vourse that goes well beyond mere DCF analysis.

創建者 Mat J


Perhaps you include some form of spreadsheet based learning tools.

創建者 Luis R N


Really useful when it comes to valuation and investment decisions.

創建者 Ajeet K


It is a good course but concepts should be elaborated more clearly

創建者 Antonio S J


The pronunciation of Han Smit is very difficult to understand.

創建者 Kamau S


Wanted more resources or reading material

創建者 Ioan-Marian I


Interesting and helpful course

創建者 Raúl I S D


Great course.

創建者 Daniel G


Too rushed

創建者 Christian M


The animated videos as well as those with professor Han Smith were quite good and fun to watch. Sometimes the calculations were a bit difficult to follow, especially on a smaller device (iPad), but it's ok for an advanced course. What I didn't like so much was the overall structure - some things seem to be repeated randomly, not only from the introduction in part 1. Other topics seemed to pop up in quizes or discussions first time, and I found it difficult to navigate to the corresponding video to digest it again.

創建者 Titus C


Material itself is very interesting and thorough. Some explanations are best served by examples, which is done in this course however there are instances where wording and verbosity has overcomplicated otherwise simple concepts, namely in week 3 (lots of jargon).

All in all, pleasant introduction to game theory and real options valuations methods.