UBC Sauder alumni can get free access to the following finance courses:
Course length: 3 hours
This four-part course provides participants with the skills needed to do a basic business valuation. This valuation module series will be particularly valuable to those who are new to business valuation and are looking for a high-level yet thorough introduction to valuation fundamentals.
Module 1 - Valuation Using Equity Multiples
1. Calculate and analyze valuation using equity multiples
2. Appreciate the drivers of equity multiples
3. Value a company using equity multiples from comparable public companies and precedent transactions
Model 2 - Valuation Using Enterprise Value Multiples
1. Calculate various enterprise value multiples
2. Understand the drivers of enterprise value multiples
3. Value a business using enterprise value multiples
Model 3 - Valuing a Business Using Discounted Cash Flows
1. Value a business using a two stage DCF valuation model
2. Calculate free cash flows to the firm and to equity
3. Outline the main drivers of free cash flows
4. Identify what DCF discount rate to use
Model 4 - Determining the Cost of Capital
1. Calculate the cost of equity funding
2. Calculate the cost of debt funding
3. Calculate an organization’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
Course length: 4 hours
In this one part module, you will master the art of building a financial model for a mining asset, complete with assumptions, financials, valuation, sensitivity analysis, and output charts. In this course, we work through a case study of a real mining asset by pulling information from the Feasibility Study, inputting it into Excel, building a forecast, and valuing the asset.
Key Learning Points
1. Understand key mining terms and definitions
2. Understand the mining life cycle from start to finish
3. Read and extract the important information from a mining technical report (feasibility study)
4. Input key assumptions into a financial model
5. Calculate production statistics based on a mine plan
6. Build financial statements based on a mine plan
7. Perform a DCF valuation of a mining asset
8. Build sensitivity analysis to test for different input assumptions
9. Output relevant graphs to illustrate the investment opportunity
Master mining valuation and learn how to value a mining company in Excel. This course is designed for careers in investment banking, equity research, and PF&A.
Who Are These Course for?
These courses are designed for finance professionals and industry practitioners who want to master the art of corporate finance. The courses move through three levels of mastery for anyone looking to be an expert in financial modeling, valuation, and financial analysis. These courses are relevant to professionals in entry to mid-level positions in financial planning & analysis (FP&A), corporate development, treasury, investor relations, and capital markets.
What Can You Expect?
By taking these courses you can expect to learn industry leading best practices from professional Wall Street trainers. The courses are extremely practical with step-by-step instructions to help you become a first class financial analyst. You will often be working along with their instructors on your own Excel file to ensure you learn everything from the bottom up. By the end of their intensive program, you can expect to be performing industry leading corporate finance analysis.
Demonstrate Your Competency
On completion of these courses, you can receive a certificate to demonstrate the additional training you have taken in a particular area of specialization. CFI currently offers certifications in corporate finance, financial modeling, business valuation and financial planning and analysis.