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Certified Financial Analysis and Company Valuation Professional

 Duration 6-9 weeks           Language English         Skill level Beginner
 Lectures 6                             Certificate Yes               Full Lifetime access 

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In this certificate program you will learn how companies communicate through financial statements. That is, you will understand how to use financial statement analysis as an integral part of the strategic analysis of any company, adjust and interpret financial statements, analyze cash flows, make judgments about earnings quality and efficiency of assets and liabilities. Finally, you will be able to apply financial statement analysis prospectively to forecast and value firms by applying modern accounting-based technologies.

The goal of this certificate program is provide a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the analysis of financial statements as an aid to decision making.  Topics covered include: financial ratio analysis, the effect of various accounting alternatives on financial ratios, forecasting accounting and financial numbers, use of financial statement information, financial distress prediction, and corporate restructuring. 

The course will be taught using a combination of examples, discussion questions, cases and homework problems. We will learn new concepts using various firms’ historical and current financial data. To achieve these objectives, we will learn a framework for business analysis and valuation.

The emphasis of the certificate program will be on the following course goals:

  • Use financial statement analysis as an integral part of the strategic analysis of any company

  • Adjust and interpret financial statements, analyze cash flows, make judgments about earnings quality and efficiency of assets and liabilities

  • Apply financial statement analysis prospectively to forecast and value firms by applying modern accounting-based technologies.

The certificate program is delivered in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia that is a publicly recognized and accredited university with a double world-known accreditations AACSB and EPAS.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is known worldwide as the most highly esteemed form of accreditation an institution and its business programmes can earn. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. AACSB Accreditation is the benchmark of quality worldwide and most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement.

Certificate Price

EUR599

799 EUR

PURCHASE

The certificate program is appropriate for the all those that wish to develop professionally, increase their financial statement and company valuation skills and knowledge, and seek career advancement by getting certified.

Overview

Overview

    Course start: Anytime
    Language: English
    Duration: 6-9 weeks (depends on your pace)
    Format: Online
  Commitment: 7 – 10 hours per week
    Certificate: Awarded by SSBM Geneva and University of Zagreb
    Fee: 599 EUR

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

• Use financial statement analysis as an integral part of the strategic analysis of any company
• Adjust and interpret financial statements, analyze cash flows, make judgments about earnings quality and efficiency of assets and liabilities
• Apply financial statement analysis prospectively to forecast and value firms by applying modern accounting-based technologies.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

None.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Introduction to Financial Analysis

After this topic the students will learn to : explain and analyze the Balance sheet, Income Statement, CF Statement tasks, use and interpret different ratios (liquidity, profitability, leverage, efficiency and market ratios. Student will be able to determine the performance of the company and associated risks with ability to propose the necessary restructuring measures in order to increase the company value and to reduce the operational and financial risks.

Business planning and Budgeting

After this lecture the students will learn to : forecast future Balance sheet, Income Statement and CF statement. Using historical figures the students will predict the future trends of its company in different scenarios. This is important as a necessary steps for students to learn how to value the company in future.

Working Capital Management

After this topic the students will learn to : Calculate current assets such as Receivables, Stocks, Cash and to calculate current liabilities such as Payables, short term debts etc. The students will learn how to determine the NWC, cash conversion cycle and how to finance using different instruments cash gaps. This topic important for students in order to learn how to keep financially stable and liquid company on short term basis and to how use NWC as one of the component of Company Valuation.

Business Valuation

After this topic the students will learn to : valuate company based on intrinsic methods such as FCF, dividends and extrinsic methods such as multiples. Students will use different models in excel with many assumptions in order to determine the value of any company in different scenarios (bets case, worst case, central case). Using inputs such as Balance sheet, P&L, DCF, NWC, CAPEX, Terminal value, WACC etc students will learn how to build the financial models in excel and to do the simulations of firm’s value with focus on profitability, liquidity, efficiency, leverage etc.

M&A

After this topic the students will learn to : apply different methods for merger or acquisition of different companies in different industries. Students will have a possibility to see different cases of successful and less successful M&A transactions in world. Students will learn different motifs for M&A, steps in preparation the M&A transaction, due diligence aspects and other prerequisites for a successful M&A.

Dividend policy

After this topic the students will learn to : calculate future dividends using different intrinsic and extrinsic methods, see differences between active and passive dividend policy, determine the importance of dividends on company value and how to interpret the level of dividends on company performance, company risks and shareholders wealth. This topic is important as its represents one of fundamental method of company valuation.

Risk Measurement

After this topic the students will learn to : determine the risk of any company using indicators such as variance, covariance and standard deviation. Such financial tools will be used to compare the firm with its benchmarks and with different industries in a specific portfolio of securities. Students will also learn how to apply the Capital Assets Pricing Model (CAPM) in measuring the relations between the risk and return in different companies. CAPM model is particularly important to determine the return on investment for investors and to use it in company valuation as cost of capital.

Accounting Manipulations

After this topic the students will learn to : differentiate accounting manipulations and creative accounting. Students will see many case studies form different industries in world where accounting manipulations were used (accounting scandals). This lecture will help students to learn from bad examples manipulation techniques, how to reach the fair presentation of financial statement and how to increase the company value respecting the International and National standards and legal accounting requirements.

TEACHING METHOD

This course is presented entirely online.
Modules can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for online courses.

MATERIALS

All reading materials for this course will be made accessible to you through the SSBM Online Learning Portal. Notes for each module are often downloadable, and you are able to save your current learning status and continue whenever you like.

DIPLOMA

Upon successful completion of the certificate you will be awarded with a diploma delivered by SSBM Geneva and University of Zagreb.

What will this certificate program bring to your career?

  • Advanced Knowledge on analysis of financial statements as an aid to decision making
  • Acquire financial engineering framework and methodology
  • Earn a Career Credential
  • Be able to use financial statement analysis as an integral part of the strategic analysis of any company
  • Learn to interpret financial statements and make judgments about earnings quality and efficiency of assets and liabilities
  • Apply financial statement analysis prospectively to forecast and value firms

Is this certificate for you?

This certificate program is designed for individuals who are looking to get top notch knowledge on the topic of Financial Statement analysis & Company valuation and who might or might not have received formal training this area.

This certificate is unique in such a way that you will learn framework for business analysis and valuation that includes: 1) Business Strategy Analysis, 2) Financial Analysis, 3) Accounting Analysis and 4) Valuation/Prospective Analysis.

One of the major outcomes of this certificate program will be that it will put emphasis on financial engineering in such a way that the student acquires knowledge necessary for creating a financial model in excel using all relevant financial excel formulas, and implementing them in the analysis of accounting reports such as the balance sheet, profit and loss account, and cash flow reporting, with the goal of analyzing the firm’s risks, performances and returns for owners. At same time, students will learn how to calculate different ratios of profitability, liquidity, leverage, efficiency, market ratios and to valuate a company through dividends, FCF and multiples through different capital structures, scenarios analysis, break even analysis and sensitivity analysis. Many different small and big excel cases from different foreign capital markets will be used to learn students the way Financial Statement Analysis and Company Valuation should work in practice

This certificate will bring you a diploma: “Certified IT Risk Management Professional” that is delivered by SSBM Geneva and University of Zagreb, Croatia (AACSB, EPAS accredited).

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Overview
Fee
Prerequisites 
Programme structure

The goal of this certificate program is provide a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the analysis of financial statements as an aid to decision making.  Topics covered include: financial ratio analysis, the effect of various accounting alternatives on financial ratios, forecasting accounting and financial numbers, use of financial statement information, financial distress prediction, and corporate restructuring. 

 

Fee

The total fee* for the certificate is: 599 EUR

*There are no other hidden costs.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this certificate program.

Programme structure

No lecture

Topic

1

Introduction to Financial Analysis

 

After this topic the students will learn to : explain and analyze the Balance sheet, Income Statement, CF Statement tasks, use and interpret different ratios (liquidity, profitability, leverage, efficiency and market ratios. Student will be able to determine the performance of the company and associated risks with ability to propose the necessary restructuring measures in order to increase the company value and to reduce the operational and financial risks.

 

2

Business planning and Budgeting

 

After this lecture the students will learn to : forecast future Balance sheet, Income Statement and CF statement. Using historical figures the students will predict the future trends of its company in different scenarios. This is important as a necessary steps for students to learn how to value the company in future.

 

 

3

Working Capital Management

 

After this topic the students will learn to : Calculate  current assets such as Receivables, Stocks, Cash and to calculate current liabilities such as Payables, short term debts etc. The students will learn how to determine the NWC, cash conversion cycle and how to finance using different instruments cash gaps. This topic important for students in order to learn how to keep financially stable and liquid company on short term basis and to how use NWC as one of the component of Company Valuation.

 

4

Business Valuation

 

After this topic the students will learn to : valuate company based on intrinsic methods such as FCF, dividends and extrinsic methods such as multiples. Students will use different models in excel with many assumptions in order to determine the value of any company in different scenarios (bets case, worst case, central case). Using inputs such as Balance sheet, P&L, DCF, NWC, CAPEX, Terminal value, WACC etc students will learn how to build the financial models in excel and to do the simulations of firm’s value with focus on profitability, liquidity, efficiency, leverage etc.

 

5

M&A

 

After this topic the students will learn to : apply different methods for merger or acquisition of different companies in different industries. Students will have a possibility to see different cases of successful and less successful M&A transactions in world.  Students will learn different motifs for M&A, steps in preparation the M&A transaction, due diligence aspects and other prerequisites for a successful M&A.

6

Dividend policy

 

After this topic the students will learn to : calculate future dividends using different intrinsic and extrinsic methods, see differences between active and passive dividend policy, determine the importance of dividends on company value and how to interpret the level of dividends on company performance, company risks and shareholders wealth. This topic is important as its represents one of fundamental method of company valuation.

 

 

7

Risk Measurement

 

After this topic the students will learn to : determine the risk of any company using indicators such as variance, covariance and standard deviation.  Such financial tools will be used to compare the firm with its benchmarks and with different industries in a specific portfolio of securities. Students will also learn how to apply the Capital Assets Pricing Model (CAPM) in measuring the relations between the risk and return in different companies. CAPM model is particularly important to determine the return on investment for investors and to use it in company valuation as cost of capital.

8

Accounting Manipulations

 

After this topic the students will learn to : differentiate accounting manipulations and creative accounting. Students will see many case studies form different industries in world where accounting manipulations were used (accounting scandals). This lecture will help students to learn from bad examples manipulation techniques, how to reach the fair presentation of financial statement and how to increase the company value respecting the International and National standards and legal accounting requirements.

Course will cover each topic with several online video lectures.

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