Official Description

6.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

This course provides an introduction to business and securities valuations as an area of specialized practice. The focus is placed on the role of the Business Valuator, valuation terminology and principles, professional standards and practice issues, approaches to business value determinations, and the earnings-based valuation methodologies.


Supplementary Information

35 hours of in-class instruction; 30 hours of reading, assignments and case studies.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the valuation of businesses and securities
  • Professional practice matters: the CICBV and engagement management
  • The valuation assignment
  • Capitalization and discount rates
  • The income-based approach to value determination
  • Financing and agreements
  • Intangible assets and goodwill
  • Exam prep

Learning Outcomes

Get the knowledge and skills you need to launch a career in the field of business valuation.

The course is designed to enable you to:

  • Understand the role of the business valuator
  • Familiarize yourself with valuation terminology and principles
  • Apply professional standards
  • Apply an income-based approach to valuation determination


"The instructor is very knowledgeable in regards to the CBV materials, great teaching style, always offering help to students if needed."

- Student, Fall 2016

Applies Towards the Following Programs


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