In this course on business and project valuation, we will teach you how to use the discounted cash flows (DCF) and multiples approach to help you support business decisions on whether or not to take on a project or new company.
We will dive right into to the discounted cash flow model (or DCF model). Understanding what it is and the different pieces of it (WACC, terminal values, etc). Once we get a solid understanding of DCF, we will cover the multiples approach.
The course also includes critical financial valuations methods for looking at projects like Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return on Equity (ROE), and break even analysis. When you finish this course you will know how to value an acquisition and how to make informed decisions on whether a project gets a ‘green light” or not.
Some key things you’ll learn:
- Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) modeling
- How to calculate weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
- To get to the cost of equity with the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
- Important valuation tools like NPV, IRR, ROE, and break even
Format: 3-6 minute videos, quizzes, and a final exam
Category: Financial Analysis
Prerequisites: You should have a strong working knowledge of Excel (if you aren’t comfortable with Excel, please take Microsoft Excel Bootcamp).