Valuation and Creating Sustainable value

By Padmini Srinivasan   |   Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
Learners enrolled: 5190

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 Jul 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 09 Sep 2023
Exam Date : 30 Nov 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Valuation
Week 2: Discounted Cash Flow Method of Valuation
Week 3: Relative Valuation
Week 4: Valuation Analysis and Start-up Valuation
Week 5: Drivers for Creating Sustainable Value - I
Week 6: Drivers for Creating Sustainable Value - II

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Books and references


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

Enrolling and learning from the course is free. However, if you wish to obtain a certificate, you must register and take the proctored exam in person at one of the designated exam centre’s. The registration URL will be announced when the registration form is open. To obtain the certification, you need to fill out the online registration form and pay the exam fee. More details will be provided when the exam registration form is published, including any potential changes. For further information on the exam locations and the conditions associated with filling out the form, please refer to the form.

Grading Policy: 

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Mid-Term & End-Term


Final Exam


Certificate Eligibility:
  • 40% marks and above in Mid Term & End Term
  • 40% marks and above in the final proctored exam


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70 - 74


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