This module incorporates knowledge developed throughout the programme and provides the in-depth understanding and ability to make optimal strategic investment decisions. In explaining the mechanics of corporate valuation, we also discuss how to create (and destroy) corporate value. We demonstrate that valuation is not a precise science, and that the strategic thinking and successful integration of projects is as important as the calculation and analysis of a number. The module sharpens valuation skills in a variety of contexts including the valuation of firms in financial distress, valuation in a competitive environment and valuation in a private equity setting.
About the lecturer
Dr Han Ozsoylev is a faculty member and area head of finance at Koc University. Prior to this, he was a faculty member at the University of Oxford from 2004 to 2018. Han’s research primarily focuses on asset pricing, market microstructure and corporate valuation. He has published in a range of academic journals including the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Financial Markets, and the Review of Financial Studies.
Han has been an official fellow of Linacre College and an academic member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. He has held visiting appointments at Johns Hopkins University, Sabanci University, and the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota and a BSc in mathematics from Bilkent University.
Valuation is one of several optional modules offered to postgraduate students by the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London.