Universität Wien FIND

040569 KU Valuation (MA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung



Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").
An/Abmeldeinformationen sind bei der jeweiligen Gruppe verfügbar.


Gruppe 1

max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Attendance of the first meeting is MANDATORY.
Every Thursday digital from 26. November to 28. January, 9.45 am- 1.00 pm.

Donnerstag 26.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 03.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 10.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 17.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 07.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 14.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 21.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 28.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital

Gruppe 2

max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Attendance of the first meeting is MANDATORY.
Every Friday digital from 27. November to 29. January, 9.45 am- 1.00 pm.

Freitag 27.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 04.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 11.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 18.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 08.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 15.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 22.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Freitag 29.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course focuses on methods to value firms and/or individual projects. We will cover two alternative approaches to valuation:
discounted cash flow valuation and relative valuation.

We start with an in-depth analysis of the discounted cash flow method and its practical implementation. More specifically we will discuss various versions of discounted cash flow models, including the discounted free cash flow model, discounted capital cash flow model, and adjusted present value model. We will also discuss how various inputs required by those valuation models can be obtained from historical data. In particular we will discuss how to forecast future cash flows, calculate residual values and derive appropriate discount rates.

The relative valuation approach estimates the value of a firm by looking at the pricing of "comparable" firms relative to a common variable such as earnings, cash flows or book equities. We will discuss pros and cons of this popular valuation method.

The course provides you with hands-on experience in valuation. The collaboration with KPMG gives a unique opportunity to share and defend your ideas in front of a top management (a skill, which is extremely valuable for your future jobs/interviews).

The course will be a mixture of lectures and case studies.


Case Studies:

(1) In-class mini case
(2) Harvard Business School Case Debt Policy at UST, Inc.
(3) Real Case Study from KPMG

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

• This course emphasizes both theoretical analysis and practical applications.
• Working language is English.
• Students are required to come to classes, read all cases and actively participate in the discussions.
• There will be 3 case preparations (one non-graded, two graded).
Cases must be handed in on time. No credit will be given for late cases.
• You are encouraged to meet in groups to discuss and analyze the cases. In the past, students have found that these groups complement the class discussion well.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The evaluation will be based on the following items: case studies (50%) and exam (50%), with up to 10% bonus based on in-class participation.

The case delivered by KPMG is also part of the assessment.

Attendance is COMPULSORY. The pass grade is 50%.



Introductory knowledge in Accounting, Corporate Finance and Excel are necessary in order to follow this course and to eventually pass this course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 12.05.2023 00:12