The course was developed for finance professionals who want to learn and apply the skills needed for business valuation. Students learn valuation theory and build a financial model from zero in Excel. Course and material in English. The course is certified for Continuing Professional Education by the Brazilian Federation of Accountants and participants receive a certificate of completion.
Understanding business valuation can ensure a competitive advantage in many areas. Having a good domain of business valuation and financial modelling is especially useful for professionals in the following areas:
The ability to create and understand valuation models is known to be one of the most valued skills in the business world. The business valuation market in Brazil has been growing since the implementation of IFRS in 2010, but there is a lack of qualified professionals in the market, so proper training should give professionals a significant career boost. The Certified Business Valuation and Financial Modelling course is based on a practical valuation case study of a company. The knowledge gained will be useful in any work that needs a better understanding of the performance of a company or other investment. The programme will help you:
“The business valuation and financial modelling course was great. It not only worked on the theoretical concepts of valuation, but also applied it practically, in Excel spreadsheets that will certainly work as a model and future references when any doubts arise. The instructor was able to combine his knowledge and experience in the subject with a clear and didactic approach, leaving an excellent impression of SHP.”
Ruben Doege, Economic-Financial Analyst
The course covers both theory and practice, giving students the opportunity to build a valuation model from zero in Excel, following a 4-step approach:
The course covers all of the basics you need to know to perform a business valuation and how to overcome some of the challenges that you are likely to face in the real world, for example regarding data availability:
Students receive a PDF workbook and the instructor version of the valuation model that is built together with the students during class. Students also receive a certificate at the end of the course.
The course draws on the financial modelling books Building Financial Models by John S. Tjia and Practical Financial Modelling by Jonathan Swan and the valuation concepts developed by the following authors (among others): Damodaran, Koller, Copeland, Titman, Pratt and Grabowsky.
See links to three introductory articles from our academic coordinator and founder, Susan Hawkins, CFA, which you may find useful:
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