Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

NUMBER COURSE TITLE
FI 428
Business Valuation

Examines closely held companies, not publicly traded firms, for applications including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; raising capital and the venture capital model; capital structure and the cost of capital; performance planning and appraisal; real options pricing; and special industry analyses. A commonly stated objective for business managers is to add value to their companies or enterprises; this course covers the major topics for business valuations, analytical methods such as financial statement analysis; cash-flow and comparable company valuation methods; research techniques for obtaining information; and owners' interests. Prerequisite: FI 300 or MBA 321.

Units: 3