Boosts your up-to-date understanding of how strategy and valuation come together. It helped me better understand my PE clients' buy & build strategies from a growth option valuation perspective.
Demanding at times but overall one of the better courses that make you think before you have to answer. I also enjoyed the ability to do some extra work if you are into honorable certificate.
por Mirza D•
Mind opening course that delves into quantitative aspects and teaches how to calculate value beyond standard DCF method. Equally important is a potential paradigm shift in the way we see and think about opportunities and choices we make.
Professor Han Smit is highly knowledgeable of the subject, and excellent professor who knows how to teach and transfer knowledge. The course is however advanced and requires some quantitative knowledge beforehand, and is difficult to complete in a shorter time frame than that indicated in the course description.
por Indika N•
An excellent course for top-level finance professionals to hone their knowledge on Mergers and Acquisition. The only downside is that if you get down a graded quiz, you have to wait for 21 days to redo it. This is too much as time is precious for most of us working in the corporate sector. Further, if we can get answers for questions raised through discussion forum, that would be great. Thanks again for this wonderful course.
por Xuejiao W•
This course is pretty interesting and helpful for me and the professor and tutors are very professional and kind. I really into this class, like the atmosphere in class, the interesting guest lectures. and I also think for international students, the Coursera is very helpful. For me, my English is not that good, I can not follow the class all the time, so I can review the contents here. Thanks!!! Hope I could pass the exam!!
por ANDRÉS A G•
Great course! I learned a lot and enjoyed the classes. The assignments for honor degree do take some time to do, but are totally worth it. I decided to complete the mandatory tests first and now I will finish the other part, this way I'm forced to review everything that I learned. You have to see which is the best strategy for you, but I encourage you to take the course and improve your financial valuation skills.
por Dheeraj O•
This was an amazing course. Learned a lot of new things when it comes to growth options valuation and other factors to be considered for company valuation. I feel more advanced topics and examples could have been covered or exercise problems for practice would be suggested, but I guess we can get those form textbooks. Also, I loved it when Professor Han jumped up from the bottom during the intro of some videos xd.
por Jose E R C•
Amazing (and tough) course!!!! I can recommend it to anyone interested in the topic not only for the financial side of things but also due to how these metodologies can help you make decisions in your personal life. Prof. Smit explains topics very well. However, the course is certainly not simple and you will have to put in the effort but the reward is absolutely worth the while!
por Hagop A•
The course is an in depth look into strategy and it's underlying valuation of assets and projects. The course requires you to have some previous knowledge of PE and basic valuation but you can overcome this prerequisite with a bit of extra work. The scope of the course makes it very useful and practical. I would recommend it to those looking into M&A and venture capital.
por Diana H•
This curse is well structured and has the perfect mixture of challange, theory and practrical cases. I would assume it would be too difficult for people withouth basic knowlege in investment decision making. The course material, videos and contents are very high-quality. The course itself requires concentration & was challenging enough for advanced learners. THANK YOU!
When I was following this course as a student I enjoyed the content a lot. While I was familiar with both real options and game theory, I had not seen the integration of the two, which seems natural. Finally, the quantification of strategies (combining strategy and valuation) forces me to think about it more and go beyond intuition alone.
por Juan C V•
Greatly designed course. Methodology is engaging (lots of different activities: quizzes, discussions, case studies, practice exercises) and inspires curiosity to do additional research on the topics. Everything is nicely explained and good insights can be learned from the lessons. Glad I took this, highly recommended.
por Daan H•
Well taught course with instructive and clear videos which introduce the topics, further elaborate on them as well as clearly provide explanations of practice problems. Thereby, it consists of many exercises and practice questions for you to do. Overall a clearly and well constructed course from which I learned a lot.
por Luís M B d M•
I really recommend this course to anyone with some gor previous know how of corporate finance looking to consolidate knowledge and get valuable tools to apply in daily work or life. Nonetheless, the course smashed my expectations because the professor is awesome, the videos and materials are top notch quality.
por Eustace S•
I found the course quite insightful but got a little trouble with the terminologies. Nonetheless additional research and reading contributed to better understanding of the course material.
The key to the learning was the exercises /quizzes and the insights provided in the answers.
Overall a very good programme.
por Loïc L•
Thank you very much to Han and its team ! The course is quite complete and easy to follow and understand. The tools provided to learn are wide and adapted. Hope you ara going to develop other courses according to strategy, valuation and corporate finance in general. Congrats for this successful program !
por Ali M•
The course provides great insights into corporate finance and strategy. The concepts are explained in a well detailed way. Additionally, through its interactive character, the course is a fun way to learn about valuations and startegy in the context of M&A and private equity/venture capital.
por John G S•
The course was professionally executed. Lectures were informative and backed by exercises with the answers to reinforce learning. The tests had an appropriate level of difficulty. I recommend viewing the lectures 2 to 3 times with the checklist to assure passing the tests first time.
por Chandra A•
This course is really useful and gives you an expanded view of Business Valuation. I think this knowledge would be necessary if you're projecting yourself to work as an Investment Analyst. This will also be useful in the long run if you're in the position of strategic decision making.
por Kevin V•
This course gave me a clear overview of valuation & strategy and how it is used in practice. Furthermore, the topics of real option valuation and game theory were very interesting.
If you are still thinking about taking this course, stop thinking and just do it! You will not regret it.
por Dnyaneshwar K•
Lot of efforts from faculty to give examples from various domains to explain the concept. As the course is advanced by design, we need to do refer additional references. Combining all such key topics and delivering it in 5 weeks is commendable. Thanks to Prof.Hans and all his teams.
por Iago S•
Great course to expand you tools in valuating projects under uncertainty. The program is not comprehensive in a way to give you a full basis and complete confidence in how to use all the tools provided, but is a great theoretical and practical bottom line to start building upon.
por Calvin L•
This course gave me valuable insight in order to better value a company. Not by using static DCF Analysis but by combining DCF Approach with real options theory, It is very useful in the future path of my career. Thanks a lot coursera for providing such a brilliant course.
por Sreekumar P•
The course was very informative and eye opener for me. As I am not from finance background it was an uphill task for me to understand the terns and concepts. Thank you for the course. If you could have excel sheet templates for all topics it would be a great help.
por mahmud r f p•
I believe this course is the most useful one within online educational sources of finance and valuation subject. Indeed, it includes Real Options Theory and Game Theory which you can find them just in the most prestigious universities with expensive tuition fees.
por Douglas S•
Excellent course, I learned a lot of new concepts and the format was such I had to work to understand in depth to pass the certificate tests. The instructor, Professor Han Smit was very engaging and explained the concepts very well
Would recommend this course
por Saiprakash R•
I absolutely loved the course. It was well laid out and the quizzes were not exactly easy either. Loved the professor's teachings on video. Made me understand the basics perfectly. Would love to take more courses from the Prof and the school. 5 Stars!