DALLAS, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA), trains, certifies, and supports Business Certified Appraisers (BCA). One of the challenges professionals face when they want to advance their studies in business valuation is the time away from the office, cost, and time availability. Another challenge is locating subject content, availability, and a price that is reasonable. Now it is possible to study advanced business valuation methods on your own schedule...not someone else's. Through its BCA Online University, valuation professionals now have an opportunity to expand their knowledge with studies in three key subjects: Financial Analysis, Industry Analysis, and the Income Approach.
ISBA and the Florida Institute of Finance (FIF), developed these courses to provide on demand advanced studies to professionals who desire to expand their knowledge.
The Financial Analysis course provides the student with an in-depth study regarding various approaches to ratio categorization, development of data sources, and predictive financial statement analytics.
Industry Analysis is a comprehensive course providing advanced instruction on the industry analysis framework, models that include the Porter 5-Step Model, the resource-based framework, and the structure-conduct model in addition to study of regression analysis and report writing.
The Income Approach course delivers instruction on the discounted cash flow method within the Income Approach in addition to the Residual Operating Income Approach (ROPI). In addition, this course presents the comparisons between the two so that the student can make the best application for their specific assignment.
Howard A. Lewis, M.S., CBA, CVA, ABAR, BCA, Executive Director of ISBA, who worked with the professors at FIF to develop the courses states, "Financial Analysis, Industry Analysis, and the Income Approach are wonderful courses that every business valuation professional should attend. The instructors are excellent in delivery of each subject matter and provide the student with a clear understanding of the topic at its conclusion."
SOURCE International Society of Business Appraisers