Course description forREREV3100 Valuation


This course explores the basics of business valuation. The objective of this course is to provide students with valuation methods from both a conceptual and practical framework. We will discuss the drivers of corporate value, cover financial analysis using data from the annual report, and build an integrated valuation model using discounted cash flow (DCF).  We will also discuss alternatives to DCF valuation, comparables analysis and options.  

Recommended preliminary courses

The course is based on Finance and Accounting. It is related to Foretaksfinans, Videregående finansregnskap og regnskapsteori, and Årsregnskap, but these are not the prerequisite for taking the course.

Required preliminary courses


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, a successful learner should be able to:  

  • Understand and be able to apply basic tools to company, using discounted cash flow models and other commonly used methods.
  • Upon review of a company¿s financial statements be able to prepare a basic valuation report.

Teaching and learning methods

Learning approaches include lectures, in-class problem solving, class discussions, and group work.

Course Requirements



The final grade will be determined 100% by the final group report. You are expected to work with a group of 3-4 students and write a business valuation report of 20-40 pages (including Appendix). 

Permitted Exam Materials and Equipment

A list of reference aids allowed will be published on our website.

Grading scale

Grade scale A-F


The group report will be evaluated by both internal and external graders.

Course contact person

Danielle Zhang

Course information

Course name in Norwegian
Study programme
Fall: Bachelorstudium i økonomi og administrasjon / Bachelorstudium i regnskap og revisjon
7.5 ECTS
Year of study
FALL 2019
FALL 2019
Programme description
Fall 2019: Bachelorstudium i økonomi og administrasjon / Bachelorstudium i regnskap og revisjon
Subject History