Advanced Valuation

Course Code
FIN 645
2.25 hours
  • Fall 20 (A)
  • Fall 21 (A)
FIN 615

Advanced Valuation --- This is a course on real options: The use of option theory to determine the value of flexibility, patents, technological innovation, learning by doing, marketing surveys, the potential to franchise or expand operations and other issues relevant to corporate strategy. Specific applications treated in detail: valuation of movie rights and patents, manufacturing facilities, and R&D. The course also conducts a detailed valuation of operations like power plants and refineries whose inputs, outputs or both are traded in futures markets. The course moves beyond Black-Scholes and the binomial option pricing model to various extensions required to fit real options applications. These extensions are also used widely in the valuation of advanced financial options. The course involves considerable spreadsheet work and shows how relatively simple spreadsheets can be used to implement the binomial option pricing model.

Taught By
M.P. Narayanan
  • Robert Morrison Hoffer Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Finance
Professor Narayanan's current research focuses on corporate governance. In particular, his research with Nejat Seyhun has been instrumental in...