Start Date and Duration

September 01, 2020

Location and Format



4 courses

Program Details

Seven people sitting around a table discussing business strategies and looking at a whiteboard.

Reinvent Your Career

Business valuation is an economic study on the value of a business or an interest at a specific point in time. In the business valuation industry there are vast opportunities in an infinite number of business industry engagements for clients.

Business valuation professionals develop the knowledge of finance as it applies to a business, learn the operational and financial nuances, understand tax code and law as it applies to a business' valuation, and have the opportunity to represent one's professional opinions in a court of law.

Not only do business valuation professionals have the opportunity to work with a wide range of industries, they usually work directly with the company CEO/owner or other senior executives.

Benefits of a Career in Business Valuation

Business Valuation is a stimulating profession filled with the learning of new theories and applications. Professionals in this field work with some of the most talented thought leaders in the business landscape.

  • Immediately apply current financial theory at very high levels.
  • Enhance your career options.
  • Develop skills that can lead to starting your own business.

You'll Learn

The Business Valuation Program consists of 4 courses.


BV201 is the first course in the Principles of Valuation (POV) course series. This course will introduce practitioners to the steps necessary to complete a valuation assignment and provide an overview of how to apply the Market Approach. More specifically, the course will provide a Guideline for Public Company and Merger and Acquisition Methods. Additionally, the course will review:

  • Introduction to Business Valuation, Business Valuation Theory and a general overview of the Market Approach.
  • Defining the Appraisal Assignment.
  • Data Gathering.
  • Revenue Ruling 59-60.
  • Engagement Assignments.
  • Data, Company and Industry Analysis.
  • Economic and Financial Statement Analysis.
  • GPC Steps 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9 Covering Guideline Search Selection.
  • Normalizing Financial Statements.
  • Calculating Selecting Multiples.
  • Adjusting and Applying Multiples and Reconciliation.
  • The Merger and Acquisition Method.
  • Rules of Thumb and Other Market Methods.


BV202 was designed to build upon the learning outcomes achieved in BV 201 by adding the income approach to the student's skill set/ toolbox. This course places heavy emphasis on the three key variables of a valuation (regardless of whether the valuation is concerning fair value for financial reporting, fair market value for litigation or tax-related valuations):

  • Benefit Streams.
  • Risks (i.e., discount rate).
  • Growth.


BV203 is an advanced course that takes the valuation foundations covered in BV201 and BV202 and extends the principles of value (POV) series into advanced topic areas, including those with diversity in their practice. Students will learn to:

  • Apply the asset approach.
  • Apply discounts and premiums.
  • Reconcile values.
  • Write reports that illustrate the most contentious valuation topics.


This capstone course applies the general valuation theory and principles learned in BV201, BV202, and BV203, and introduces the student to a variety of advanced valuation applications.