BV201 Introduction to Business Valuation - Market Approach

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 02/07/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)

Class Date/Time

Tuesday, February 7 - Friday, February 10, 2023 

10:00am-6:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Class registration will close on Friday, February 3, 2023. 

Registration Includes

  • Access to virtual zoom sessions will be accessible via education dashboard (login required)
  • Electronic student materials*

*All course materials included with your registration are PDF Download Only items made available to students prior to the start of the class and are not for resale or distribution. All downloadable materials are accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.

Class Requirement

  • The Valuing a Business, 6th Edition Book is required for this class and can be purchased as an electronic pdf copy, or hard copy via the ASA Shop. If opting to order a hard copy, be sure to place order in advance to prevent shipping delays.

Class Schedule

(All Times are Eastern US)
  • Day 1 - Tuesday, February 7, 10:00am - 6:00pm 
  • Day 2 - Wednesday, February 8, 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Day 3 - Thursday, February 9, 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Day 4 - Friday, February 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm (Final Exam)*

*The final exam will be administered and proctored online on the scheduled date and time. Exams are no longer provided in a written format and students MUST have a personal laptop or computer device to complete the secure online exam. For any exam questions or technical/logistic concerns, contact education@appraisers.org. More detailed information will be provided before class concludes.

Please note: Partial credit will not be awarded for this offering. Students must participate in all the live session(s) virtually to complete the course and receive full credit following successful completion of the final exam. The virtual session(s) will not be recorded and/or made available after class.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Class provides 28.8 ASA CE Instructional Hours and 3 Exam Hours

NASBA and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit

ASA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.learningmarket.org.

CPE Credit: Up to thirty (30) CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Fundamental
Delivery Method: Only group-live courses are approved for CPE
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Policies: ASA's Refund and Cancellation Policy and ASA's Complaint Resolution Policy

Additional Information

ASA-accredited members (AM, ASA, FASA) who would like to attend this class will receive a 50% discount. This discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

Course Description

This class will be taught virtually by an instructor over the course of three days with an online exam scheduled on the fourth day. Students will meet virtually online and are required to synchronously participate in a combination of lecture, discussion and classroom exercises via an online platform. The final exam is multiple choice and securely administered online and remotely proctored. Additional final exam instructions are provided closer to the live class. 

BV201 is the first course in the Principles of Valuation (POV) course series. This course will introduce practitioners to the steps necessary to complete a valuation assignment and will provide an overview of how to apply the Market Approach . More specifically, the course will provide a Guideline for Public Company and Merger and Acquisition Methods. Additionally, the course will review:

  • Introduction to Business Valuation, Business Valuation Theory and a general overview of the Market Approach;
  • Defining the Appraisal Assignment;
  • Data Gathering;
  • Revenue Ruling 59-60;
  • Engagement Assignments;
  • Data, Company and Industry Analysis;
  • Economic and Financial Statement Analysis;
  • GPC Steps 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9 Covering Guideline Search Selection;
  • Normalizing Financial Statements;
  • Calculating Selecting Multiples;
  • Adjusting and Applying Multiples and Reconciliation;
  • The Merger and Acquisition Method; and
  • Rules of Thumb and Other Market Methods.

Instructional Methods

Methods include lectures, discussions and individual/ group exercises and assignments.  

Course Audience

Methods include lectures, discussions and individual/group exercises and assignments. Students are required to bring a laptop or mobile device to class as eHandouts will be provided throughout the course.

Learning Level 

Fundamental 

eMaterials

All course materials included with you registration are PDF Download Only items made available to students prior to the start of the class and are not for resale or distribution. All downloadable materials are accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.

Accessing eMaterials

eMaterials are provided electronically in PDF format and posted to the class within the education dashboard for all registrants to securely access prior to the start of class. Attendees should come to the class prepared with an electronic or printed copy of all eMaterials to use as a refence during class. PDF course materials are presented in color, are bookmarked, and comment enabled. When opting to print downloadable materials, it is recommended that settings be adjusted to print in black and white (or grayscale) and consider printing double-sided on recycled paper.

Certificate of Completion

Please allow 10 business days following successful completion of the course and final exam to receive a formal status notification and access to a certificate of completion. The certificate will be available to view and/or download via your education dashboard once all required components are completed. 

ASA's Education Foundation recognizes students who choose to invest their time in appraisal studies by providing assistance to students demonstrating a financial need. Please visit the Educational Foundation's webpage for more information and to download an application.

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Session 1 - February 7
Zoom Session #1
02/07/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
02/07/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes Join link will be active 10 minutes before the scheduled live event. Once you click on the join link, you will be re-directed to the zoom event and the host will allow you to join shortly. If you experience technical issues joining via the link, we highly recommend to dial-in via a telephone until you are able to troubleshoot your access issue that may be related to personal settings, pop-up blockers, firewall etc. In addition, refreshing or logging off and re-joining typically resolves access issues. Please email education@appraisers.org if you've exhausted all recommended troubleshooting tips. Thank you.
Session 2 - February 8
Zoom Session #2
02/08/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
02/08/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
Session 3 - February 9
Zoom Session #3
02/09/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
02/09/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  480 minutes
Session 4 - February 10 [FINAL EXAM]
Zoom Session #4
02/10/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  180 minutes
02/10/2023 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  180 minutes
BV201 Final Exam - Do Not Open Until Instructed By Proctor
100 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  180 minute limit  |  75/100 points to pass  |  Graded as Pass/Fail
100 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  180 minute limit  |  75/100 points to pass  |  Graded as Pass/Fail Good luck!
Course Wrap-Up
Exam Acknowledgement
BV201 Course Evaluation
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BV201 Course Certificate
32.40 CPE credits  |  Certificate available
32.40 CPE credits  |  Certificate available