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ASA to Offer Upcoming Business Valuation Courses

Dec 21, 2012

The American Society of Appraisers to Offer Upcoming Business Valuation Courses

The American Society of Appraisers business valuation discipline will offer courses in locations across the United States for those looking for professional development or personal enrichment in the field of business valuation, as well as for members of ASA and other members of the appraisal profession.

Seven courses will be offered:

BV201: Introduction to Business Valuation, Part 1
(Manhattan Beach, CA: Jan. 10-13. Chicago, IL: Mar. 21-24. Chicago, IL: May 16-19.)
This course will introduce the novice practitioner to the three basic approaches to valuation. The valuation process as outlined in Revenue Ruling 59-60 will be the focus of the course, including instruction on how to do company analysis, industry and economic analysis and financial analysis. A full explanation of the Market Approach will emphasize the application of the subject company’s qualitative and quantitative analysis to the valuation process. This course is a prerequisite for BV202.

BV202: Introduction to Business Valuation, Part 2
(Reston, VA: Feb. 21-24. Manhattan Beach, CA: Apr. 25-28. Reston, VA: Jun. 27-30.)
The basic theory and application of the income approach and its various methodologies is presented. Basic capitalization models and discounting models are shown in the context of earnings and cash flow measurements, as well as equity and invested capital assignments. In addition, the fundamentals of the asset approach will be taught. This course is a prerequisite for BV203.

BV203: Business Valuation Case Study
(Chicago, IL: Mar. 21-24. Reston, VA: Jun. 27-30.)
This is a capstone course which applies the theory learned in BV 201 and 202 in an actual valuation case study. The subject company is analyzed in a group format. Lecture is only used to present each section of the case study. Groups of 4 to 6 students are responsible for deriving their own opinion of value. This course is a prerequisite for BV204.

BV204: Advanced Topics in Business Valuation
(Chicago, IL: May 16-19.)
Instruction in five timely advanced valuation topics is presented. Approximately one half of the course is in valuation adjustments, including discounts for lack of marketability and lack of control, as well as control premiums.

BV301: Valuation of Intangible Assets
(Chicago, IL: May 16-19. Reston, VA: Jun. 27-30.)
This course is appropriate for all professionals interested in the valuation of intangible assets. Given the importance of intangible asset valuation in a financial reporting context, this course includes specific references to relevant accounting guidance including audit requirements for fair value matters. This course is required for ASA's Intangible Asset specialty designation.

BV302: Special Topics in the Valuation of Intangible Assets
(Manhattan Beach, CA: Jan. 10-13. Chicago, IL: May 16-19. Reston, VA: Jun. 27-30.)
This course includes six distinct modules focusing on highly complex technical areas. Emerging areas such as the valuation of contingencies and the use of differential value methods are explored. Other longstanding areas that have challenged appraisers including attrition measurement and the valuation of covenants not to compete will be examined in depth. Areas of divergence in practice and significant controversy such as the valuation of two enabling assets will be covered. This course is required for ASA's Intangible Asset specialty designation.

SE100BV: USPAP for Business Valuation
(Manhattan Beach, CA: Apr. 26-27.)
The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the recognized standards governing professional appraisals. This is the 15 hour National USPAP course approved by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation. Students are provided a current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) manual and current book at the course site.

Download ASA's latest Business Valuation Course Schedule.

To register or for more information about these and other courses, visit ASA online or call (800) 272-8258.