The assessment for the course comprises of 4 sections, with weighting as follows:
5% Peer assessment for Group assignment
15% Class attendance, in-class participation and online project consultations
30% Two in-class mini quizzes
50% Group assignment
The grade obtained for the course is marked against the standards of the CEU and as such, is final and non-negotiable. No emails/conversations on trying to better your score will be entertained after the exam.
Adequate class participation is required for passing the class. You will be called upon to participate or contribute to classwork discussions if your participation score has been inadequate (or non-existent).
The 4-member group assignment requires you to apply the DCF and Relative valuation techniques learnt in class to the valuation of real world companies. You will assume the role of a long-term valued investor (such as Warren Buffett) seeking to take a substantial equity stake ($10 million or more) in an undervalued firm. The assignment details will be furnished during Lecture 1. You will be required to address the questions in the assignment and submit a professional report at the end of the course.
There is a peer evaluation component to this assignment and it comprises 5% of your final grade. All team members should provide a peer evaluation, ranking each member (including oneself), and providing a rationale for the evaluation. Peer evaluation serves as a factor in assessing individual contributions to the success of the project. The project is graded based 50% on individual effort and 50% on group results. The peer evaluation is kept confidential and not shared.