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Value Investing

Overview

Based on the Ben Graham or Warren Buffett approach to allocating capital, this exclusive program will teach the frameworks and processes of investing that some of the most successful investors in the world employ to manage and preserve capital.

You will learn to use quantitative valuation techniques, such as arbitrage, asset-based approaches and the earning power method, and you will effectively combine those tools with strategic methodologies for estimating franchise value. Three real-world case studies enable more precise estimation of investment risk and improve your ability to manage a value portfolio.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

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Benefits

In just two days, participants in Value Investing are exposed to detailed discussion and analysis of value investing principles and practices, taught by leaders in the field:

  • Learn a method of fully exploiting available data for making investments
  • Develop a process for systematic valuation
  • Strengthen your ability to evaluate growth and risk

"The course was enlightening, educational, and fun. The professors are excellent. Clearly experts in the field and articulate as well."
—Senior VP, Marketing, Brandes Investment Partners & Co.

Upon completion of this program, you will earn three days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.

Curriculum

Readings and case studies are sent prior to the program to help facilitate the lecture and discussion.

Day One provides an extensive introduction to value investing, including:

  • Approaches to investing
  • Value investing principles and premises
  • Stock market trends
  • Investment search criteria
  • The value investing process, a framework
  • Institutional and individual biases related to investing Value investing in practice

Day Two continues on the base created on Day One and offers information on:

  • Competitive advantage and strategic issues
  • Defining a moat Understanding a defensible brand/moat
  • The evaluation of growth in the context of value investing
  • Identifying 'valuable' growth
  • Comparing market value to intrinsic value

Day Three builds on the previous days and introduces:

  • Risk management in the value process
  • Value Investing; an international example
  • Basic elements of value

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

Audience & Testimonials

Value Investing is appropriate for executives at all levels who want to refine their understanding of value-based investing principles for professional and personal use.

Alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for programs lasting up to seven days. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.

Faculty

Professor Greenwald leads the June session and Professor Santos leads the December session.

June Session:

Columbia Business School Executive Education Finance Professor Bruce Greenwald
 
Bruce Greenwald
Director, Heilbrunn Center
Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management

Professor Bruce C. N. Greenwald holds the Robert Heilbrunn Professorship of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School and is the academic director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing. Described by the New York Times as "a guru to Wall Street's gurus," Greenwald is an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information. Greenwald has received numerous teaching awards, including the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award, honoring the best of Columbia's teachers who maintain the University's longstanding reputation for educational excellence.
 

December Session:

Columbia Business School Executive Education Finance Professor Tano Santos
 
Tano Santos
Co-Director, Heilbrunn Center
Franklin Pitcher Johnson, Jr. Professor of Finance and Economic

 

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The Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE) is awarded to participants who complete a total of 18 program days within a four-year period.

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