This course introduces a framework for business analysis and valuation using publicly available information, such as the information contained in financial statements, in order to develop an in-depth analysis of a firm and extract its fundamental value. Much of the course's emphasis is on case studies.
The framework covers key analysis components such as:
- Business strategy analysis
- Accounting analysis
- Financial analysis
- Prospective analysis
The framework is then applied to a variety of contexts including:
- Evaluation of mergers and acquisitions
Each of the topics in this course covers both institutional details and results of relevant academic research, which are supported by case studies.