What is this course all about?

The Valuation Master Class is an online, video-based training program that teaches beginners in finance every step in the valuation process to transform them into valuation experts.

This course will help you become a valuation expert, whether you are new to the field of finance and want practical valuation experience, have already been valuing companies and want to deepen your knowledge, or you have no knowledge of finance and want to switch your career to the world of finance.

The full Valuation Master Class consists of Foundation and Professional. The Foundation helps students build a strong foundation in finance, forecasting, and valuation. In the Valuation Master Class Professional, in addition to advanced topics, students value about 10 companies and all must pass peer review.

The Valuation Master Class Foundation consists of three parts: Finance Made Ridiculously Simple, Valuation Master Class Module 1, and Valuation Master Class Module 2. This course provides over twenty hours of valuable content and 10 hours of assignment work. Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA, created the course based on knowledge gained from his journey from valuation novice to #1 analyst and valuation master.

How does this course work?

The full Valuation Master Class consists of five modules, which our students say takes about 200 hours to complete. But to get to Module 5, you must progress through the first four modules! 

We teach in short blocks of content. Each lesson starts with a learning outcome statement and ends with a summary of what you have learned to help you better retain the material. In this course, your knowledge will build progressively, so you must finish each lesson before moving on to the next.

When you sign up for the course, you will receive the financial model that we use every day to value companies. You will complete assignments in this financial model throughout the course, which assures you are putting your new knowledge into practice.

When you enter the course, you will also get access to the Facebook membership group, which will allow you to contact Dr. Stotz and the team at any time. We encourage all students to reach out with any questions. You get lifetime access to all the course materials so you can always go back and review prior lessons. Also, your lifetime membership allows you to have access to any newly added material.


Is this course right for me?

If you want to build a competitive advantage in company valuation, you want a strong foundation in finance and valuation, and industry-leading methods of equity valuation, the Valuation Master Class is for you! Our typical students fall into one of these categories:

James, University graduate

Highly driven, ambitious industry newcomer

Are you new to the field of finance and want practical valuation experience? Whether you are a university graduate, finance aficionado, or talented industry newcomer, the Valuation Master Class will provide you with the skills and experience you need.

Connor, Equity analyst

Established industry professional

In the Valuation Master Class, you will use the World-Class financial model—the ValueModel—that helped Dr. Stotz become a top analyst in Asia.
From no confidence to respect. In the course, you will produce high-level equity valuations on companies, from various countries and sectors, that will wow industry professionals.

Georgina, Engineer

Skilled individual transitioning into finance

Attention all analysts, fund managers, and finance professionals! If you want to take the next step in your career, learn ground-breaking concepts to add to your investment system, and become an award-winning analyst, the Valuation Master Class will give you all the necessary tools to take you to the highest level in the finance industry.

The Valuation Master Class Road Map to Valuation Mastery

Foundation Package

Finance Made Ridiculously Simple

In Finance Made Ridiculously Simple, Dr. Stotz combines over 30 years of teaching and financial analyst experience with his background as a business founder to make finance accessible to everyone. This course will apply what you learn about financial statements to each of the ten major economic sectors, making the content practical for beginners and valuable for experienced finance professionals.

The course teaches the foundations of accounting and financial analysis in a simple and easy-to-follow style. Students will learn to interpret financial statements and apply the most important financial ratios.

The materials and videos are downloadable, along with a downloadable workbook to help you follow along.

Module 1

In Valuation Master Class Module 1, students download the ValueModel, the company valuation tool that Dr. Stotz developed over three decades. You then follow along as Dr. Stotz takes you through the journey of forecasting and valuing one company. Students continue to apply what they learn to the same ten economic sectors covered in FMRS. In addition, you will learn how to predict the most critical items in a balance sheet, with a particular focus on "free money." Module 1 also covers the discounted cash flow method, relative valuation, and Dr. Stotz's unique sensitivity analysis tool.

You will receive downloadable checklists to help you apply the course principles in real life. You also get access to the ValueModel including up-to-date share price data broken down by region, country, and sector. Finally, you will have access to Dr. Stotz's original research on topics such as the cost of equity, return on invested capital, and beta.

Get access to valuation tools used by real institutions

  • Master balance sheet and income statement forecasts
  • Be able to calculate financial ratios
  • Apply absolute and relative valuation methods
  • Decide which valuation method is suitable in different settings
  • Determine the target price of a company


Module 2

In Valuation Master Class Module 2, you will apply what you have learned to forecast and value three well-known companies. Dr. Stotz will show you how to use his error reduction tool built into the ValueModel to transform your valuation output from amateur to professional. The module wrap-ups with a lecture on when to use the various valuation methods.

The three companies you will value each come from one of the ten economic sectors you previously studied. You will download ValueModels for each company and create your own forecast and valuation for submission and review. Students will learn how to create each company's revenue structure report developed by Dr. Stotz and avoid common mistakes by using the error checking section of the ValueModel.

You will have access to the ValueModel for all three companies, and you will use the error reduction tool to avoid common mistakes. In addition, you will have access to the revenue structure report and learn how to apply it to any company.

  • Create a detailed revenue breakdown
  • Value assigned companies from different industries
  • Learn the most common valuation mistakes and how to avoid them

Professional Package

Module 3

You will value 2 companies from different sectors, industries, and countries, along with 1 company of your choice. You will learn how to assess a company's financial performance in a global context and to evaluate a company's competitive position. Besides, you will start working on your final valuation report project.

You will prove your valuation skills by valuing young companies in new industries and situations. The connection between real business and valuation will become evident. 

  • Benchmark companies against their peers
  • Learn advanced topics in forecasting and valuation
  • Value companies of your choice


Module 4

You will value 2 companies from different sectors, industries, and countries, along with 1 company of your choice. The work on your final valuation report project continues. Also, you will evaluate and give feedback on valuations done by 5 junior students.

In addition, you will learn how to evaluate a stock's investment attractiveness considering Fundamentals, Valuation, Momentum, and Risk (FVMR), and be taught the A. Stotz Investment Research 9 Point Stock Picking Checklist.

You will acquire immense practical experience in valuing companies, deepen your knowledge of specialized topics, and learn how to identify weak points in others' research. 

  • Assess a company's investment attractiveness
  • Address environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG)


Module 5

You will value 2 companies from different sectors, industries, and countries and evaluate and give feedback on valuations done by 5 junior students. You will also analyze the ESG aspects of a company.

In preparation for the presentation of your final valuation report project, you will learn how to structure the story behind your assumptions and how to bring excitement to your presentation.

You will finalize your final valuation report project, present it to Dr. Stotz, and defend your buy/sell recommendation.

  • Write an original research report
  • Learn how to make an impactful presentation


Congratulations, you have become a Valuation Expert! At this point, you have developed the ability to produce world-class equity research. Though you should never stop learning, you are now equipped to continue developing on your own. Of course, our team will always support a Valuation Expert if needed! At this point, Dr. Stotz would love to help you get your dream job! 

The Professional package is only US$897 and can be purchased after completing Valuation Master Class Foundation. 

For a limited time, you can get Foundation + Professional for only US$997 and save US$297.

To get this offer, email info@astotz.com and include your full name and your PayPal email address (if you have a PayPal account). 

Instructor

Andrew Stotz, Ph.D., CFA

CEO, A. Stotz Investment Research

In 1992 I left a promising management career at Pepsi-Cola in California to teach finance in Thailand, and I have not stopped teaching since. In 1993, I found my life calling as a financial analyst. Over my 20-year career at brokerages and investment banks, my proudest moment was when my clients voted me #1 analyst in Thailand in the Asiamoney Brokers Polls and Institutional Investor magazine.

I now run my own company, A. Stotz Investment Research, where we provide research and research tools for institutions and high-net-worth investors; as well, we have a consulting arm that helps CEOs and management teams make their companies financially world-class.

The ValuationMasterClass.com comes from my near three decades of teaching and working in finance. I am also the host of the My Worst Investment Ever podcast, author of four books, and creator of four online courses.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, an MBA from California State University, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Science and Technology of China. I live in Bangkok with my 81-year-old mother, who will attest that I remain an analyst at heart!


Testimonials

“Andrew’s passion for teaching comes to life as early as the first video on Module 1. This really helped me remain relentless from Module 1 to Module 5, and it elevated my performance as an investment banker and current investment fund analyst. It’s amazing how I can now value any company in the world right away, without any confusion or overthinking.”

Jana Kristofova (Luxembourg) - Investment Professional

“Before the Valuation Master Class, I had no offers, no experience, and almost gave up on my dream to work in finance. Fortunately, Andrew helped me turn that around. Check out my story!”

Kontee Siravongtanawadi (USA)

“Andrew’s commitment to the students is incredibly unique. I’ve never had a teacher who cared this much about my learning and development. The unique nature of this course helped me learn more about finance in a month than 3 years of finance courses in university!”

Johannes Steffan Huang (Indonesia)

“The Valuation Master Class changed my life and the way I understand my business. I graduated from this course with the ability to completely understand the finances of my company, which is absolutely crucial when you run a business. Looking back, I realized there’s no better feeling than being taught and getting feedback directly from THE Dr. Andrew Stotz! Learning from him is a total confidence-booster and not many people can say they were mentored by an award-winning analyst and CFA Society president!”

Shivam Agrawal (Thailand) - Business Owner

Frequently asked questions

Get all your questions answered!

  • What is the refund policy? Can I cancel at any time?

    Some people ask us why we make it so easy for our students to get a refund. The answer is that it motivates us to make our material cutting edge and to make sure that we deliver more than what you expected. We have a 30-day, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee. We don’t want your money if you’re not satisfied. Once in the course, you can request your refund at any time within 30 days. I know what you are thinking, “Could I sign up, download all the content, and then ask for a refund?” The answer is, “Yes.” But despite that, we get almost no refund requests because our students feel the value they get (plus, they don’t want to lose access to the Facebook group, where all the magic happens!).

  • Will I earn a certificate of completion?

    You will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the course. You will also get instructions on how you can add a certificate of completion on your LinkedIn page. And if you wish, you can also apply to get a personal recommendation on your LinkedIn directly from your teacher, Dr. Andrew Stotz.

  • Can I email the instructor if I have questions?

    Once you are in the class, you will have direct access to your teacher, Dr. Andrew Stotz and his team. You will be able to contact them through email, Facebook Messenger, and even video if needed. We created this course because we have a passion for helping our students succeed, so don’t worry, we will always be available for you.

  • I am a high school student, can I join?

    You are ABSOLUTELY welcome! We all wish we had started learning at an earlier age! Dr. Stotz has worked hard to make the material easy-to-understand, so you should have no problem. All you need to do is put your heart into it and we will make sure that you get all the value we have to offer!

Join Valuation Master Class Foundation!

Valuation Master Class is created to equip you with the skills required to work as an investment banker, asset manager, or equity analyst, or become a value investor.