[Coursera] Valuation and Financial Analysis For Startups Specialization

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Coursera – Valuation and Financial Analysis For Startups Specialization [FCO]



Master Practical Startup Valuation Methods . Estimate startup value, understand financial statements, and make sound investment decisions.



The Startup Valuation and Financial Analysis Specialization teaches two of the most often used methods to find the value of a startup. You’ll learn how to find the value of founder’s ownership before and after additional funding, how to read financial statements and make pro-forma statements, and how to determine the financial health and status of a startup and estimate future earnings and value. You’ll then use various investment criteria, such as Net Present Value (NPV) and Individual Rate of Return (IRR), to make a decision about whether and where to invest your money.

Specific topics include: the time value of money, discounted cash flows method, multiple method, financial statements analysis, free cash flows, capital budgeting decision rules and current trends. The Capstone Project will find the value of startups using the methods taught in the course.


How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You’ll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you’ll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you’ll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.


Skills you will gain

– Discounted Cash Flow
– Enterprise Value
– Bond Valuation
– Present Value



Hyun-Han Shin, is a professor of finance in Yonsei School of Business. He has also served as an Outside Director or Committee member of various Korean Conglomerates and Government Organizations. In 2012, he was recognized as the YSB Outstanding Teacher of the Year for his Executive MBA course. He continually challenges his students and sets high expectations for them. He began his teaching career at University of Oregon as a visiting assistant professor in 1995. He went to California Polytechnic State University in 1996 as an associate professor, and moved to State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998. He joined Yonsei University in 2002 as an assistant professor of finance. He is tenured in 2005 and became a full professor in 2010. He also served as an Associate Dean in YSB between 2010 and 2012. His current research includes corporate governance and innovation, performance of suppliers of family firm customers, and CEO turnover of state-owned-enterprises. He has earned many outstanding research awards from various academic associations.

Saeyeul Park, is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Yonsei School of Business. He received his doctorate in finance at the University of Georgia. He has taught various courses in finance, including Financial Management, Financial Modeling, Corporate Finance, and International Finance, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests lie in corporate diversification, economic networks among firms, and CEO compensation.

Offered by Yonsei University


General Info:

Author(s): Hyun Han Shin, Saeyeul Park
Language: English
Updated: 2022
Videos Duration: 6h 25m
Course Source: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/startup-valuation


Size: 932MB

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