There are no strict prerequisites for this class, so each student decides. However, I highly recommend that you have a basic familiarity with corporate valuation and DCF analysis (e.g., from a prior job or a corporate finance class). I would also recommend that you have taken investments and corporate finance before taking my class. Additionally, you should have solid accounting knowledge, such as Business 30000 or equivalent. You are not required to take Business 30116 but deeper accounting knowledge clearly helps in analyzing financial statements and building valuation models.
You do not need to take Business 30130 first. In fact, there is (conceptual) overlap between Business 30130 and my class, though my class is more advanced and covers different topics and cases.
To help you decide whether you are prepared for my class, I have created a valuation tutorial with a test exercise. I highly recommend that you work through the tutorial and complete the exercise, especially if you are unsure whether you have enough prior knowledge. The tutorial might also be a good refresher prior to the first class. It covers ratio analysis and the DCF model. You can access the Canvas pre-enrollment tutorial.
This class is demanding and potentially overwhelming if you are not prepared to dedicate significant amounts of time and energy. Students should expect 8-10 hours of work per week outside of class for pre-class or post-class videos, reading, preparation, and cases.
Cannot enroll in BUSN 30131 if BUSN 20180 taken previously: strict.