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Cases in Valuation MSB370A

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

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.





Vekting (SP)


Semester undervisningsstart


Antall semestre






Learning outcome


Upon completion of the course, the candidate will

  • master the components of valuations, which include 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 situtation.


Upon completion of the course, the candidate will

  • assess corporate valuates, performing  all the necessary analysis, such as 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 datafrom the corporations's environment as well as the corporate plans.
  • analyse annual accounts and analyse them to recognise the cash flows 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 orally, in business settings.
This course integrates what has been taught in other finance courses. This course is a case course, where selected cases are presented and discussed in class. The cases analyze companies through the lens of corporate valuation.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
MSB309 Corporate Finance
MØA/MSB205 Investments
Eksamen / vurdering

Hand-in and written exam

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Hand-in 3/10 A - F
Written exam 7/10 4 Hours A - F Valid calculator

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

Coursework requirements
Obligatory presence presentations
This course has obligatory presence in all case presentations.
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Bernt Arne Ødegaard
Study Program Director: Yuko Onozaka
Open for
Master in Accounting and Auditing Business Administration - Master of Science Business Administration - Master of Science (5 years)
Course assessment
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.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Cases in Valuation and Finance (MSB370) 5
The syllabus can be found in Leganto