May 19, 2020
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.
Feb 28, 2020
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.
by Sandra Q•
Oct 06, 2018
A course that goes beyond the standard finance courses in explaining what practices are used in valuations of different types of companies/industries.
by Camilo E S C•
May 24, 2020
Such an excellent course! only aspect I would change is that the quizzes that require calculation must have an excel sheet
by Jatin N•
Dec 07, 2019
Very interesting and challenging. But the value additions point of view, it is highly recommended.
by Piet J G•
Apr 26, 2020
Maybe reconsider the rounding mechanism in the quizzes. All in all great content, learned a lot.
by Dali S•
Dec 27, 2019
unique subject ... excellent graphics ... Pr's accent difficult to understand sometimes
by Parisa E•
Jul 18, 2020
the course was good but it could have been better if more real examples were embedded!
by Ulf L•
May 14, 2019
Really well strucntured vourse that goes well beyond mere DCF analysis.
by Luis R N•
Jun 15, 2020
Really useful when it comes to valuation and investment decisions.
by Ajeet K•
May 17, 2020
It is a good course but concepts should be elaborated more clearly
by Daniel G•
Jul 21, 2020
by Alvaro R C M•
Jul 14, 2020
The course was really interesting, especially how is developed the concept of Expanded NPV, which combined, standard NPV with real-options and game theory in valuation.
The course provide a broad vision of the subject and it is essential to have previous corporate finance knowledge.
As a point to improve, the course should offer additional reading material since the information in the videos is not enough to answer the questions asked in the tests, which are very long and require good preparation.
Since it is a distance learning course, this requires students to be searching on internet for the right resources and it causes an additional waste of time. Other courses provide this reading material.
If you participate in the forum, you can deduct that Prof Smit's book is used as a reference to understand in greater detail the topics covered. The book is not easy to find online.
by Janelle L•
Jul 06, 2020
While I appreciate the knowledge provided by the course (for which I would rate a 5), the execution in delivery took away from the value of the lessons (for which I would rate a 0), thus resulting in giving the course 3 stars. This is a challenging course and the inconsistencies made it unnecessarily more challenging than it needed to be. That said, I am appreciative for what I learned as it aligned with my learning objectives. To those who will take this course, a great deal of time and patience will be needed to navigate the inconsistencies in order to arrive at the golden nuggets of knowledge.
by Christian M•
Aug 11, 2020
The animated videos as well as those with professor Han Smith were quite good and fun to watch. Sometimes the calculations were a bit difficult to follow, especially on a smaller device (iPad), but it's ok for an advanced course. What I didn't like so much was the overall structure - some things seem to be repeated randomly, not only from the introduction in part 1. Other topics seemed to pop up in quizes or discussions first time, and I found it difficult to navigate to the corresponding video to digest it again.
by Carl F•
Aug 26, 2020
While the course provides a great alternative perspective on investment decisions, the course structure could use some improvement. At times, there key pieces of information missing for quizzes. Moreover, it also occurs frequently that there are multiple topics in the exams that have not been touched upon during the course. Overall, this course is interesting, but be aware that a fair amount of previous knowledge is required.
by Titus C•
Sep 09, 2020
Material itself is very interesting and thorough. Some explanations are best served by examples, which is done in this course however there are instances where wording and verbosity has overcomplicated otherwise simple concepts, namely in week 3 (lots of jargon).
All in all, pleasant introduction to game theory and real options valuations methods.
by Robin B•
May 27, 2020
Der Kurs hat gute Denkanstöße geboten. Allerdings war er meiner Meinung nach zu oberflächlich und nicht dem Schwierigkeitsgrad entsprechend.
Des Weiteren waren einige Aufgaben sehr missverständlich geschildert.
Um einen neuen Denkanstoß zu bekommen, kann ich diesen Kurs allerdings empfehlen.
by Rohan R•
May 13, 2020
Course could have been more thorough with more number of modules and better exercises.
by Mark A•
Aug 19, 2020
I think the course is based on an interesting premise of incorporating real growth options and game theory in the valuation, but I have been slightly disappointed as I consider the applicability limited. As acknowledged in the final note the key to utilizing this sort of analysis is obtaining the highly uncertain values under different scenarios for different players. In an Advanced course like this I was hoping to get at least some guidance on how to estimate these payoffs for different players under different scenarios while only having limited information, so I could take it out of the theoretical context and apply it in practice.
by Claudia O O•
Jul 05, 2019
There are only men in the videos (only one woman on the background because they needed her for the man to have children). It discourages me to keep watching it. Women need representation.
May 02, 2020
Is there an option to refund for this course. Because its too advanced; 1st week videos are too basic and assignment for 1st week is not related to it.
by SANGAM P•
Aug 08, 2020
Level of Video Lectures are far below than the level of Final quizes provided here. I'm completely disappointed.