Start Date and Duration

Four-day intensive

Location and Format



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Program Details

Early Bird Rate for individual courses: $1,195. Early Bird Bundle Rate: $4,302 (must purchase all four courses). Standard Rate for individual courses: $1,795. Early Bird registration ends Nov. 23, 2020.

Introduction to Business Valuation - Market Approach: Jan. 7 - 10, 2021

Introduction to Business Valuation - Income Approach: Feb. 4 - 7, 2021

Introduction to Business Valuation - Asset Approach, Discount & Premiums: March 4 - 7, 2021

Advanced Topics in Business Valuation: April 1 - 4, 2021

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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. This program is being offered in partnership with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

  • 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.

Introduction to Business Valuation - Market Approach (MA)

Market Approach 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.

Introduction to Business Valuation - Income Approach (IA)

Income Approach was designed to build upon the learning outcomes achieved in MA 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.

Introduction to Business Valuation - Assets Approach, Discounts & Premiums (AADP)

Assets Approach, Discounts & Premiums is an advanced course that takes the valuation foundations covered in MA and IA 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.

Advanced Topics in Business Valuation

This capstone course applies the general valuation theory and principles learned in MA, IA, and AADP, and introduces the student to a variety of advanced valuation applications.

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