Valuation training with
Prof. Aswath Damodaran

About Prof.


Prof. Aswath Damodaran is the Kerschner Family Chair Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University. Over decades he has created and helped shaped the field of valuation. In our past trainings with him all our participants were enthusiastic with the motivating and dynamic method of delivery as well as the personal interaction.

More about Prof. Damodaran
He received his MBA and PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles. He teaches the corporate finance and valuation courses in the MBA and executive programs. Being at NYU since 1986 he has received the Stern School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award. His research interests lie in valuation, portfolio management and applied corporate finance. He has published papers in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. He has published several books on valuation and corporate finance.


The objective of the training is to provide the fundamentals of each approach to valuation, together with limitations and caveats on the use of each, as well as extended examples of the application of each. At the end of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Value any kind of firm in any market, using discounted cash flow models (small and large, private and public)
  • Value a firm using multiples and comparable firms
  • Analyze and critique the use of multiples in valuation
  • Value “problem” firms, such as distressed companies or start ups
  • Estimate the effect on value of restructuring a firm

Who Attends

The mix of valuation techniques and applications provided in this training has attracted a widely diverse audience in our past trainings. In particular, it is useful for:

  • Chief Executive Officers, Board Members and Business Owners
  • Chief Financial Officers and Other Corporate Financial Staff
  • Head of Business Development, Strategy and M&A
  • Chartered Accountants, Investment Bankers and Management Consultants
  • Equity Research Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Business Angels, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Family Offices


Participants are required to have a basic understanding of financial and strategic concepts. Ideally participants have previous knowledge in courses in covering financial and business related topics on a university level. For more information, please send an email to

There is no advance preparation required. However, participants are encouraged to review basic financial and business concepts before attending the training.

Programs are offered as QAS Self Study

Approx. 10 CPE Credits

Session 1

  • The Discounted Cash Flow Model
  • Setting up the Model
  • The Big Picture of DCF Valuation
  • Valuation Examples
  • The Discount Rate Question

Session 2

  • Risk premiums and Betas
  • The Cost of Debt
  • Estimating Cash Flows
  • Estimating Growth Rates
  • Estimating Growth Patterns
  • The Terminal Value
  • Closing Thoughts on DCF

Session 3

  • Cash, Cross holdings and other assets
  • The Value of Control, Synergy and Transparency
  • The Liquidity Discount
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Challenges in Valuation
  • Valuing young, growth companies
  • Valuing mature companies in transition
  • Valuing declining and distressed companies
  • Valuing cyclical companies
  • Valuing commodity companies
  • Valuing financial service companies

Session 4

  • Valuing private businesses
  • Relative Valuation
  • Deconstructing multiples
  • Comparable company valuation


  • Comprehensible
    Experience or take a refresher in valuation in-depth – made comprehensible by one of the world’s best and motivating instructors on valuation.
  • Network
    Network with your peers and industry professionals that face similar challenges when it comes to valuation. A great opportunity to meet old colleagues and make new contacts during this program. In addition we provide access to our global network of other participants from past trainings as well.
  • Continued Education
    Invest in your continued education! Various professional associations accept this training as Continued Education. Take this training as a stand-alone or have it count towards the completion of our IM&A Certificate and M&AP Certificate programs.
  • Prof Damodaran live
    Reading books or watching videos is nothing like experiencing and enjoying Prof. Damodaran in the room teaching and interacting with you in person.
  • Great value
    As we are a non-profit research organization, we offer this training at a very affordable fee – great value for money.


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Head of Equity, Dunas Capital

Prof. Aswath Damodaran

Professor of Finance at NYU

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Chief Financial Officer at Uster Technologies

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Johannes Krainer

Partner at ARACON Consulting

Evgeni Kanev, PhD

Managing Partner at Maconis LLC

Subhasis Roy

Chief Operating Officer at Novaremed

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Financial Consultant

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Lorenzo Brandi

Project Leader Business Development at Oerlikon

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Dr. Stephan Zwerschke

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Property Project Manager

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Upcoming Trainings with Prof. Damodaran

Live - Online 20 October, 2020 - 10 November, 2020 $1,290.00 Register Now

Enjoy a valuation training (12 hours = equivalent to a 2 day onsite training) live with Prof. Aswath Damodaran online.

The training sessions will be held on Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, and Nov 10 from 7-10 am PST / 10 am - 1 pm EDT / 3-6 pm UK / 4-7 pm CET

Prices in USD: 1'290 (Early bird: 990)

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