ISBA Delivered A Successful Groundbreaking and Revolutionary Business Valuation Course And Is Looking Forward To Holding Its Chicago Course In September

Aug 12, 2015, 08:20 ET from International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA)

DALLAS, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA) announces a groundbreaking method of business appraisal education.

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To aid the business valuation student, the ISBA introduced a NEW six day valuation course combining instruction on valuation approaches and methods using ValuSource software.

"Incorporating software with instruction is what the business valuation community was lacking.   We are attracting professionals who are used to and want technology.  ISBA fills this gap by providing computer-based instruction to its students and members.  We still have extensive study and application on all aspects of Report Writing within our course, but software is what the new generation of valuation professionals desires," states Howard A. Lewis, M.S., CBA, CVA, BCA, ABAR, Executive Director of ISBA.

Ronald D. Rudich, CPA/ABV/CFF, MS, MCBA, CVA/ABAR/MAFF, CM&AA, CMEA, BCA, the instructor and one of the architects of the course states, "For the first time ever by any valuation association, the ISBA presented a six-day course that not only taught how to become a business valuator but also incorporated additional instruction in learning business valuation software.  With this approach, each candidate for certification experienced in-depth knowledge enabling them to be able to complete a business valuation with the use of the software and not have to learn the software on their own."  Mr. Rudich, is a practitioner with over 30 years of experience, published many white papers and articles on business valuation, a speaker on the subject matter, and is the past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Business Appraisers.

The responses received from students who attended the six day course in July were overwhelmingly positive.  For example, Bruce E. Jones, MAI, who attended the course stated, "I found the valuation course to be comprehensive, delivered by a true, practicing industry expert...and delivered in a manner that facilitated a deep understanding of the material.  I was highly impressed with the instruction and support, and am excited about integrating business valuation with my current real estate appraisal practice.  The inclusion of the software into the course was also a BIG plus."  

In addition, Enio Russe, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, CCIM, FRICS, LEED Green Associate from Kissimmee FL stated, "The presenters were well prepared and the sessions were very intense, relevant and very helpful to learn about business valuation. Incorporating valuation software from the beginning through the end of day six, was instrumental in jump starting and bringing all of the information together to write a sample demonstration report."

ISBA  agrees that technical competency and development of skills is the first goal of business appraisal education. Using hands-on classroom training by analyzing case study examples, our students are able to complete the six day course better prepared to meet the needs of their clients. 

The use of software in the classroom allows our students to fully understand the fundamentals of the valuation process, which is much more than just pushing a button. ValuSource software enables appraisers to have complete control of the valuation process. Our industry-leading instructors know the proper balance between fundamental principles, approaches and methods on the one hand and the need for today's practitioners to be more productive than ever.  

For additional information regarding ISBA's groundbreaking six day all inclusive Business Certified Appraiser course that will be held in Chicago in September as well as other courses, please visit


SOURCE International Society of Business Appraisers (ISBA)