Business Valuation Certificate

Our business valuation certification courses give you the skills and confidence you need to take your career to the next level.

Business Valuation Certificate

The “Business Valuation Certificate” from the Corporate Finance Institute will set you apart in a competitive job market. Stand out with employers my mastering business valuation.

In this course you will learn how to perform a basic business valuation. The certificate will be particularly valuable to those who entering careers in corporate finance, investment banking, equity research or FP&A.

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How do I earn my valuation certificate?

To earn the valuation certificate you must:

  1. Enroll in the business valuation course
  2. Download the included Excel files
  3. Complete all of the video-based chapters
  4. Pass all of the quizzes with a 100% grade (you can always retake the quizzes)
  5. Complete the exercises in your downloaded Excel files

Your certificate will be automatically emailed to you in PDF and you can add a verified link to your LinkedIn profile. We will also verify certificates for employers if you request us to.

What will I learn?

This four part course provides participants with the skills needed to do a basic business valuation. This course covers the main valuation techniques used by investment banks.

Valuation using equity multiples
In this first module we explore how to calculate various equity multiples, understand the drivers of equity multiples and value a business using equity multiples. This module incorporates sophisticated search and navigation tools that allow you to go at your own pace while pop quizzes get you to test what you’ve just learnt.

  • Calculate and analyze valuation multiples
  • Appreciate the drivers of equity multiples
  • Value a company using equity multiples from comparable public companies and precedent transactions

Valuation using EV multiples
In this second module we learn how to calculate various enterprise value multiples, understand the drivers of these multiples and value a business using EV multiples. This module includes two hands-on case studies and solutions as well as a PDF valuation reference guide that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.

  • Calculate various enterprise value multiples
  • Understand the drivers of EV multiples
  • Value a business using enterprise value multiples

Valuing a business using discounted cash flows
In this third module we learn how to value a business using discounted cash flow techniques. This module includes two Excel-based case studies and solutions as well as a PDF valuation reference guide that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.

  • Value a business using a two stage DCF valuation model
  • Calculate free cash flows to the firm and to equity
  • Outline the main drivers of free cash flows
  • Identify what DCF discount rate to use

Determining the cost of capital
In this fourth module we learn how to calculate the cost of equity, cost of debt and the weighted average cost of capital. This module includes two hands-on case studies and solutions as well as a PDF valuation reference guide that can be used while taking the course and downloaded to your computer for future reference.

  • Calculate the cost of equity funding
  • Calculate the cost of debt funding
  • Calculate an organization’s weighted average cost of capital

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Are CFI Certificates verified?

Yes, we verify all certificates at your request. Examples of verification requirement include confirming your CPE credits or a reference check for a new job. Simple contact us to notify us who you would like your certificate verified with. Our mission is to help you advance your career, and proving your skill level to an employer is an essential part of being hired or moving up the ladder.

Why hire someone with a CFI Certification?

There are many reasons that employers hire professionals with CFI Certifications.

CFI has a unique focus on practical learning. We bridge the gap between academic theories and professional careers with practical, hands on training.

The CFI is one of only a few financial modeling focused online certifications taught by industry leading training professionals, which ensures best-practices.

The full suite of CFI courses is equivalent to an investment banking analyst/associate training program. Our program was designed by professional Wall Street training firms and modeled after bank training programs.

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