Valuation Essentials | Cleveland State University Professional Development Center in Cleveland


Valuation Essentials

Course Description

This course will give you both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to prepare and understand the valuation of a business. The course will provide an overview of the different valuation models and their major building blocks. As financial statements provide the necessary information for business valuation, we will discuss the major analytical tools to analyze and forecast financial performance. This hands-on course uses many practical examples from different sectors and regions.


Knowledge of accounting fundamentals including reading income statements and balance sheets. Course Materials to bring to class: Business financial calculator

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the similarities and differences between the major valuation approaches
  • Obtain an understanding of the major financial ratios to analyze performance
  • Identify and forecast the key determinants of cash flow and earnings
  • Interpret and derive the cost of capital for valuation


September 28, 2017
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

CEUs: 0.7

Fee: $350

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.