FIN40180 Equity Asset Valuation

Academic Year 2023/2024

This course prepares students for a career in the financial services industry and discussed a comprehensive range of valuation methodologies and examples.

Through case studies and practical application, students will gain exposure to a range of valuaiton methodologies including Discounted Cashflow, Asset Based Analysis and Relative Valuation.

Students will learn how to maximise shareholder value and understand key valuation drivers.

The course will also draw on recent market examples to analyse market efficiency, under and overreaction and risk and return implications.

Sundry issues in valuation including coverage of: Asset investments and divestments; capital structure changes; changes in dividend policy and special cases in valuation (cyclical firms, firms with product options etc) will also be covered.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On the completing this module students will have achieved the following

- an exposure to a broad range of valuation techniques and their applicability based on their underlying assumptions and associated caveats

- A practical understanding of how to go about the valuation process and how to leverage market tools to assist in the process

- an ability to summarise and critique an academic article on valuation-related issues.

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This module is open to MBS financial services and MSc (Quantitative finance) students only.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Individual company valuation Week 12 n/a Graded No


Project: Group equity portfolio selection and tracking of performance Week 12 n/a Graded No


Project: Group Academic article critique Week 10 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Project feedback will be provided orally in the last class on both projects with feedback provided to each group within 20 days of the project submission.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Paul Ryan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 11:00 - 12:50

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