The course centers on the fundamentals of valuation, and how accounting and other information affect perceived and managed value. The course begins by establishing value maximization as the goal of the firm. The process and fundamentals of valuation are explored. Second, students explore how to analyze the decisions that affect firm value (e.g., investing, financing, etc.). Third, students explore the impact, on perceived value, of accounting alternatives (e.g., U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Standards).