6 August 2021
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
This course aims at making you familiar with firms’ financial statements and financial statement analysis by enabling you to read and analyze them to your professional benefit. Hence, you will learn to consume, analyze and forecast financial statements. Adopting a user perspective, we move beyond the technical aspects of financial reporting and preparing accounts. Instead, based on these fundamentals, you are able to understand the firm’s past business activities through the lens of financial statements. The course seeks to enable you to forecast a firm’s future business activities and to conduct a sound fundamental equity valuation to challenge market prices of real-world companies.
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn
We offer this program for Bachelor graduates, Masters graduates and young scientists as well as to
support their successful placement in attractive fields of activity.
Prerequisites for participation are a good command of written and spoken English. Lectures,
presentations and examinations will be held in English. Even though we do not require students to
submit language test results, we urge students with poor language skills to abstain from applying.
Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite. In the interest of maintaining the program's high standards, the number of participants will be
limited to 30.
The aims of this course are threefold:
- To introduce students to financial reporting as the “language of business”. Participants learn to analyze and interpret financial statements in order to assess the key drivers of the underlying business
- To develop a structured forecast of the key value drivers as the most important ingredient of a company’s valuation. Especially important for managers, auditors, regulators, analysts and investors
- To apply the most common valuation models to challenge the current stock prices of real-world companies. Participants are able to critically assess assumptions inherent in stock prices
EUR 1000: This fee includes:
• Registration fee: € 300,00 (Early Bird Regestration until 01.02.2021: € 100,00)
• Tuition fee: € 700,00