Online Professional Certificate in Valuation

New York Institute of Finance

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Credit Advisors and Analyst, Investment Advisors, Sales Executives, Traders, Market Makers, Auditors, Valuation Analysts, Mergers and Acquisition Consultants, Attorneys, Business Development Professionals, Financial Planners, Economists

About the course

Explore the role of valuation in using concepts and principles from Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Valuation, Financial Statement Analysis. Students will receive a solid grounding in Valuation. It will also delve into valuation approaches, finance theory and practical applications to help managers understand key concepts that underline analysis and execution of financial decisions.

The Online Professional Certificate in Valuation encompasses the following courses: • Corporate Finance • Financial Statement Analysis • Business Valuation • Mergers and Acquisitions • Equities • Fixed Income Securities • Derivative Instruments • Corporate Credit Analysis

All courses must be completed within one year with a score of at least 70% in each module.

MODULE 1: CORPORATE FINANCE

  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • The Financing Decision
  • The Time Value of Money
  • More Time Value Applications
  • Capital Budgeting Overview

MODULE 3: BUSINESS VALUATION

  • Introduction to Business Valuation
  • The Foundations of Free Cash Flows
  • The Weighted Average Cost of Capital
  • Terminal Value
  • The DCF Approach to Business Valuation
  • The Limitations of the DCF Approach

MODULE 4: MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

  • Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Risk Considerations for Mergers and Acquisition
  • Valuing the Acquisition Candidate
  • Financing the Acquisition
  • Integrating the Acquisition

MODULE 5: EQUITIES

  • Common Stock
  • Preferred Stocks
  • Equity Linked Issues
  • Indexes

MODULE 6: FIXED INCOME SECURITIES

  • Bonds and their Features
  • The Fixed Income Marketplace
  • The Fixed Income Regulatory Environment

MODULE 7: DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS

  • Basics of Forwards and Futures
  • Introduction to Options
  • Trading Derivatives
  • Introduction to Swaps

MODULE 8: CORPORATE CREDIT ANALYSIS

  • Introduction to Corporate Credit Analysis
  • Industry and Company Forecasting
  • Credit Rating and Credit Scoring

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Define the present value of money. Identify factors affecting the flow of corporate funds. Relate the Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH) to corporate financial decision making. Recognize the formulas involved in solving for different examples of present and future value. Evaluate investments by calculating interest rates, annual bond yields, and stock prices. Discuss the factors that affect interest rates and borrowing costs for financing projects. Recognize the advantages of using Net Present Value versus Internal Rate of Return to calculate the value of a project. Recall when and how to use the profitability index to rank the value of a project. Determine the value of projects that have different life spans using the approaches called lowest common denominator and annual equivalency cash flow. Recognize the significance of the debttoequity ratio to the financing decision and why firms may choose debt. Calculate the cost of equity under various leverage ratios. Recognize the value drivers of free cash flows. Identify components of the calculation of free cash flow from the value drivers using the direct method. Understand the general context of accounting standards and the two most widely used sets of standards in the world (U.S. GAAP and IFRS) Define leverage in terms of its influence on the WACC. Determine the elements necessary to calculate the aftertax expected cost of debt. Recognize the elements of the CAPM formula. Describe the role of beta in determining the cost of equity. Define terminal value and its role in company valuation. Using the DCF approach, determine whether or not the Keebler acquisition added value to Kellogg's. Identify the impact of changes in value drivers, WACC and terminal value assumptions on a base case valuation through sensitivity analysis. Understand limitations of the DCF methodology. Recognize some of the risks associated with common stocks and how returns are generated on preferred stocks Identify the characteristics of rights and warrants, and the basic characteristics of options on equities Describe the major types of bonds and the different types of capital and money market securities Identify methods using forwards and futures for hedging and speculation Recognize the terms used when investing with options and how swap agreements are facilitated.

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