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Course details

This course provides an introduction to the field of business valuation as it is practiced today in Canada. Students will examine the many uses of business valuations, business valuation terminology, sources of information, valuation principles and approaches. Working with realistic case material, students will learn how to research general economic and specific industry conditions, analyze company financial and operational information and prepare and analyze valuation calculations.






Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of FMGT 7520 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 68701


Thu Apr 20 - Thu Jul 13 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 68701
  • $830.86
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 20 - May 18 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Online
May 25 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2005
Jun 01 - Jul 06 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Jul 13 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 205

Terry Gordon

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.





Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This class will be held virtually, with the exception of mandatory in-person midterm and final exams. This is a synchronous course, so students must be available to attend remotely through Zoom at the scheduled class times. Students must have a webcam and microphone. Exams will be held during class time IN-PERSON at the Burnaby Campus in the classroom noted above. This is a degree level course for the Bachelor of Accounting program. Please direct any inquiries to

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain and appropriately use business valuation terminology.
  • Apply underlying business valuation concepts and principles to solve business valuation problems.
  • Interpret data pertaining to general economic and specific industry conditions in the context of a business valuation.
  • Plan and execute the financial and operational analysis of a firm in order to determine firm’s value drivers.
  • Compare and contrast the various business valuation approaches and select the correct approach to use in a given situation.
  • Prepare business valuation calculations using both cash flow and asset based approaches and to evaluate the results for reasonableness.
  • Analyze the capital structure of a firm and determine the appropriate capitalization and discount rates to use in a business valuation.
  • Evaluate public equity market and comparable transaction data and appropriately apply the data in a business valuation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various taxation and legal issues relating to the field of business valuation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of buying and selling business interests.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Business Valuation (FMGT 7520) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Bachelor of Accounting Full-time/Part-time


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