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 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! The current course you are signing up for is Module 1, which contains 8 hours of content. Each chapter contains video lessons that will introduce you to foundational topics in valuing companies.
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 I 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 first enter the course, you will also get access to the Facebook membership group, which will allow you to contact me at any time. I encourage all my 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, with your lifetime membership allows you to have access to any newly added material.
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:
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We ensure that you know the necessary accounting, how to read financial statements, and how it all relates to business. Besides, you will also learn global benchmarks of financial performance, e.g., the average net margin of all companies in the world.
You will familiarize yourself with the ValueModel (which uniquely enables you to value any company in the world) and learn to recognize common valuation mistakes. You will gain a strong understanding of financial statements, forecasting, and valuation.
- 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
- Learn the most common valuation mistakes and how to avoid them
You will value and do forecasts for 3 companies from different sectors, industries, and countries using the ValueModel, and learn how to decompose revenue into its key drivers. You will have reached an intermediate level of understanding of forecasting, valuation, and research.
- Create a detailed revenue breakdown
- Value assigned companies from different industries
- Review industry analysis using Porter's Five Forces
Welcome to Valuation Master Class Foundation
Before you start, watch this short video to welcome you to Valuation Master Class Foundation.
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Valuation Master Class M1
Valuation Master Class Module 1 of 5. The course teaches you how to value any company in the world!
Valuation Master Class M2
Valuation Master Class Module 2 of 5. The course teaches you how to value any company in the world!
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
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)
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!
“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
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!