Business Valuation


Course Objective

The term valuation means assigning a quantitative value, in dollars, to a company or an asset, whether that asset is a share of a company, an oil painting or an invention. Valuation is important not only in helping parties agree on a price based on their respective valuations but also in decision making. Poorly informed decisions squander resources whereas good decisions about value creation create wealth.

Course Outline and Duration

The course will be covered over one (Saturday afternoon) three-hourly lecture session. Participants will also be expected to study the assigned readings and materials and be sufficiently prepared to ask questions during the lecture session.

The main outline of the course is as follows:

Course outline:

Financial mathematics tools to perform compounding and discounting

Valuation approaches: discounted cash flow valuation, asset based valuation, relative valuation approaches and total value that takes into account strategic valuation based on option theory


A valuation example review


There are no required textbooks.

Additional Readings

Several additional readings and a financial valuation model will be assigned with the course.

Intended for

Managers, engineers and individuals who are keen on acquiring basic understanding about financial valuation methods, their applicability and limitations.

Course Instructor

Frankie has a fourteen-year career in technology and venture capital, and is the Managing Founder of Innovation Ventures. He currently serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in Exploit Technologies and is their nominee director on the boards of Commontown Pte Ltd, BLC Solutions Pte Ltd and D-SIMLAB Technologies Pte Ltd.

Since January 2009, he was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Engineering and Technology Management (ETM), National University of Singapore Faculty of Engineering.  He is currently running a course “Finance for Engineering and Technology Managers” for students undergoing MSc and PhD programmes offered by the ETM in NUS.

Frankie is a Singaporean and holds Master of Science degrees in Financial Management (with Distinction) from the University of London, United Kingdom and in Strategic Management (Dean’s Honours List) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a graduate of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in the United Kingdom, and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.

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