Cases in Valuation (MSB370A)

This is a course in valuation. Building on the corporate finance course,the course first develops the technical skills necessary for valuation, before applying those skills to real-life valuation situations.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses.This course is a case course in which selected cases are presented and discussed in class. Most of the cases analyze companies through the lens of corporate valuation.

Learning outcome


Upon completion of the course, the candidate will be able to

- Master the components of valuations, including the estimation of cash flow, growth, cost of capital, horizon value, present value calculations, and ratio analysis.

- Identify the value drivers (from a finance perspective) in a given corporate situation.


Upon completion of the course, the candidate will be able to

- Master corporate valuations, performing all necessary analyses, such as the evaluation of a corporation's real investments, financial choices, and strategy.

- Build spreadsheets evaluating the cash flow consequences of a firm's plans, bringing in data from the corporations' environment as well as the corporate plans.

- Assess annual accounts and analyse them to recognise the cash flows that are relevant for valuation.

- Question the sensitivity of any decision-relevant estimate.

- Recognise how valuation is an integrated perspective in the field of finance, and the basis for all corporate decisions.

- Ask critical questions about finance-related business situations; use of method, assumptions and calculated value.

- Communicate central finance concepts, both written and oral, in business settings.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

MSB309 Corporate Finance


Hand-in and written exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Hand-in 3/10 Letter grades
Written exam 7/10 4 Hours Letter grades Valid calculator

The resit for the first part of the exam submission of cases in groups) will be the individual submission of one case. The resit for the second part (written exam) will comprise one written exam.

Coursework requirements

Obligatory presence presentations

Further details about course requirements are given in the syllabus available at the beginning of the teaching semester.

Students will have the opportunity to give feedback on the course first in an early dialogue, and then in a written course evaluation at the end of the course.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Bernt Arne Ødegaard

Study Program Director:

Yuko Onozaka

Method of work

Students will work together in groups of up to three people and will discuss the cases before class. Some of the cases will be submitted as written case solutions. All cases will be discussed in class. All students must be present and prepared to participate in case discussions.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Cases in Valuation and Finance (MSB370_1) 5

Open for

Industrial Economics - Master of Science Degree Programme Master of Science in Accounting and Auditing Business Administration - Master of Science Business Administration - Master of Science (5 years) Exchange programmes at UIS Business School

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto