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[Columbia Business School] Value Investing (Online): Making Intelligent Investment Decisions

Columbia's two-month online programme — Value Investing (Online): Making Intelligent Investment Decisions — teaches investors and corporate decision makers the most successful investment strategy ever developed. Investors like Warren Buffett and Mario Gabelli practise these timeless investing principles:

  • Always invest with a margin of safety.
  • Rely on a system, not emotions, to drive decisions.
  • Risk ≠ Reward; Work = Return

Course Duration

2 months (online), 6-8 hours per week

Course Outline

The programme is delivered through a combination of video lectures and relevant case studies. There will be exercises designed to apply the concepts and tools of value investing.

Module 1: Value Investing Framework
Foundations, framework, and introduction to asset value: Overview of the valuation approach and calculating asset value.

Module 2: Earnings Power Value
The methodology to identify and buy securities priced well below their true value.

Module 3: Strategic Analysis
Understanding the value of scale economies and barriers to entry.

Module 4: Magna International Case Study
Valuation exercise for the automotive market in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

Module 5: Growth and Value
Estimating future earnings and accounting for growth using Walmart as an example.

Module 6: Amazon Case Study
Calculating the value of a high-growth company in dynamic industry segments.

Module 7: Risk Management
Managing the risks of individual stocks and portfolios through proven financial and management strategies.

Module 8: John Deere Case Study
Using the value investing approach to evaluate the attractiveness of John Deere.

Case Studies
We apply concepts by valuing real companies through case studies from Walmart, Amazon, Intel, Nestle, John Deere, and others. And we’ll tackle highly-debated topics like: When does growth create value? How can we measure competitive advantage? How should we value risk?

Course Outcome

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Columbia Business School Executive Education and one day towards a Certificate in Business Excellence.

Fees and Financing

The programme fees are US$3,750. Flexible payment options are available. Early applications are encouraged.

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Contact Information

Columbia Business School
Columbia University in the City of New York
3022 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Tel: +1 212-854-1100
Facebook: columbiabusiness
Twitter: @Columbia_Biz

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Last Updated on September 14, 2019

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