This course introduces students to valuation methodologies and the underlying principles. Concepts from finance, economics, business strategy, accounting, and other business disciplines are applied to develop a systematic approach to analyzing and valuing businesses and business interests. The course includes a review of capital structure and determination of discount and capitalization rates, business analysis, and prospective analysis. Lectures will be supplemented by case analysis and other discussion material. Students will gain practical experience in conducting comprehensive business analysis of companies from a variety of perspectives. This course will be useful to students planning careers in business valuation, credit analysis, consulting, and corporate management.