AU: 3.0
Programme: ACC

With an in-depth discussion on the valuation process and the definitions of values used widely in the financial and corporate world, this course will cover fundamental concepts and principles of valuation, provide an insight into the valuation standards adopted internationally and highlight critical issues in different valuation contexts. We will also take a deep dive into various valuation approaches/methodologies commonly used to value business and equity for transactions and financial reporting purposes. In addition, the course will also elaborate issues on discounts/premiums and valuation of intangible assets under business combinations, as required by financial reporting standards. This course allows students to explore and understand the various technical and practical issues involved in the various valuation approaches and methodologies. After completing the course, students are expected to be aware of the pros and cons of adopting such approaches and methodologies when conducting business valuation. Cases and projects are used to illustrate and integrate the valuation concepts, principles and their applications.