Valuation and Creating Sustainable value

By Padmini Srinivasan   |   Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
Learners enrolled: 9188

Welcome to the course on Valuation and Creating Sustainable Value. This is a course from IIM Bangalore. Professor Padmini Srinivasan is the course instructor.

We are delighted to have you with us in this course. 

Valuation is an important term in the field of finance and accounting. It is required for a number of reasons; be it reporting of assets in the financial statements, acquisition of companies or investing in shares or securities.

Corporations are going for expansion and better utilization of resources to gain a competitive position in the industry. Companies are acquiring other companies to have a larger market share and enhanced shareholder value. Valuation occupies an important role in this process of mergers and acquisitions. Analysts and investment professionals perform a thorough valuation exercise to arrive at the value of the target company. 

This course will explain to you the different methods of valuation along with examples. You will understand the different terms related to valuation and how they are used in the process of valuation. 

A company's financial statements are an important key input for the valuation process to start with. The course will begin by describing to you the basics of financial statements and how to analyze them. You will learn the different concepts and techniques of valuation in a simple and easy to understand way through a series of videos, real company analysis, reading material, examples, discussions forums as well as assessments to check your understanding.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 31 Jan 2023
End Date : 30 Apr 2023
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2023
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Valuation
  • Introduction to the Week
  • Introduction to Valuation 
  • Valuation Context
  • Framework of Valuation
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • Cash Flow Based Method of Valuation 
  • Time Value of Money
  • Insights from Experts
  • Check Your Understanding
  • Explore & Learn
Week 2: Discounted Cash Flow Method of Valuation
  • Introduction to the Week
  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Method of Valuation
  • Insights from Experts
  • Explore & Learn
Week 3: Relative Valuation
  • Introduction to the Week
  • Steps of Relative Valuation
  • Practical Exposure to Multiples Based Valuation  
  • Check Your Understanding
  • Insights from Experts
  • Explore & Learn
Week 4: Valuation Analysis and Start-up Valuation
  • Introduction to the Week
  • Walmart Analysis
  • Start-up Valuation
  • Expert Insights
  • Explore & Learn
Week 5: Drivers for Creating Sustainable Value - Part 1
  • Introduction to the Week
  • Introduction to Value Drivers
  • Value Driver: Strategy
  • Value Driver: Operational Efficiency and cost management
  • Value Driver: Human Capital
  • Check Your Understanding
  • Insights from Experts
  • Recap
  • Explore & Learn
Week 6: Drivers for Creating Sustainable Value - Part 2
  • Introduction to the Week
  • Value Driver: Strategic Investing and Financing Decisions
  • Value Driver: Corporate Governance and Good Citizenship
  • Explore & Learn

Instructor bio

Padmini Srinivasan

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
Dr. Padmini Srinivasan is an Associate Professor, Finance & Accounting Area at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). She is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary by practice. She received her Ph.D. from the National Law School of India University. Her areas of expertise and interests include Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Management Accounting and Corporate Governance and Accountability. Prior to joining IIMB, she worked in industry for more than 14 years in various positions in Treasury, Planning, MIS and Accounting. She is a corporate trainer and a consultant to several organizations. Her research interests are in the areas of Corporate Governance and Accountability, Corporate Reporting and Disclosures, Value Relevance of Accounting Numbers and Management Education.

Course certificate

Grading Policy:

There will be (a)
one Mid-term Internal Assessment and (b) one Final Exam.

  • Mid-term Internal Assessment: This will carry 25% weightage. This mid term will have questions from first three weeks.
  • Final Exam: This will carry 75% weightage.  This final exam will have questions from all the weeks.
Passing Marks:
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if you score minimum 40% in Mid-term Internal Assessment and minimum 40% in Final Exam. 
Badge on Certificate:
  • If you score 90% or more overall, your certificate will include "badge (gold)" printed.

Final Examination

  • Type of exam: Computer based exam 
  • Exam Center: You will have to appear at the allotted exam centre and take the exam in person. (You can find the final allotted exam centre details in the admit card (hall ticket)).
  • Admit Card: You can download the Admit card (Hall ticket) around one week before the exam. 
  • QP Pattern: The type of questions may include multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, essay type (subjective) type, etc. But generally MCQs are commonly provided.

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