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Subject overview


STUDY MODE

100% online

AQF LEVEL

8

NEXT INTAKE

4 Mar 2024

SUBJECT DURATION

12 weeks

SUBJECT FEE

$2,600.00


This subject provides students with practical knowledge of the issues involved in the valuation of a business and its equity. This firstly includes a fundamental understanding of the activities of the business and the reasons for undertaking the valuation. These issues are explored before various valuation methodologies are outlined and demonstrated. The technical and practical issues involved in valuation are discussed, as are the limitations of the various methodologies and the qualitative issues that may affect them. Students practically apply this knowledge by conducting their own analysis and valuation of a company as part of their assessment tasks.

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Subject information

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, individuals should be able to:

  • Evaluate the qualitative factors that impact a business and its industry.
  • Apply earnings capitalisation multiples and other common valuation methodologies to value businesses and securities.
  • Analyse the results of a valuation of a business or equity securities.
  • Evaluate advanced business valuation issues such as tax implications, real options and intangibles.
  • Assess the valuation of businesses based on level of control and tradeability.
  • Assess the use of value-based techniques in valuing a business.

 

Topics covered

  1. Introduction to business valuation
  2. DCF: issues in valuation
  3. Earnings capitalisation and other valuation methods
  4. Accounting and taxation issues
  5. Valuing portfolio and controlling interests
  6. Real options
  7. Valuation of intangible assets
  8. Valuation of small private companies
  9. Value-based analysis

Reading list

There is no prescribed text for this subject.

Individuals are provided with key readings and access to Kaplan Professional’s online databases. Individuals are encouraged to research and read widely on the topic.

Reading list

Assessments

Assessment TypeAssessedWeighting
TaskWeek 420%
AssignmentWeek 740%
ExaminationWeek 1240%

Previous study requirements

Duration

The duration of this subject is one study period (12 weeks).

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this subject. However, individuals should review the ‘Assumed Knowledge’ tab to understand the prior knowledge Kaplan Professional advises they should hold before enrolling in this subject.

Assumed knowledge

Whilst there are no prerequisites for this subject, Kaplan Professional assumes that individuals have completed FIN202 Fundamentals of Asset Valuation or understand the content covered in this subject, prior to undertaking FIN205 Business Valuation.

Course transition subject equivalence

Individuals may not be required to complete this subject if they have transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan course and have completed the following subjects:

  • FIN224 Applied Valuation
  • E102 Applied Valuation

Key dates

Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

Assessment dates See assessment information

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