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Value Investing: Making Intelligent Investment Decisions


Based on the Ben Graham and David Dodd approach to allocating capital, this online program teaches the frameworks and processes of investing used by some of the most successful investors in the world to manage and preserve capital.

Designed to give you a strong foundation in the value investing process, the program provides you with the tools and strategies to collect and analyze information and offers an integrated framework that teaches you how to identify opportunities for investment that others may miss.

Dates:  – 

Time Commitment: 6–8 hours per week

Format: Facilitated online course – learn with a cohort and facilitator as new pre-recorded modules are released each week.

Administrative Fee: $250

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Key Learnings

  • Apply the value investing principles to make smart, rational investment decisions
  • Assess and value growth opportunities and learn why many value investors shun high growth businesses
  • Think independently about investment opportunities without simply following the market
  • Calculate asset value and earnings power value to understand the underlying value of a security
  • Conduct a strategic analysis of a company to understand its ability to produce ongoing profits
  • Execute a method for making investments by exploiting available data
  • Learn the process for systematic valuation
  • Strengthen your ability to evaluate growth and risk


Module 1: Introduction to Value Investing

Module 2: Earnings Power Value

Module 3: Strategic Analysis

Module 4: Magna International Case Study

Module 5: Growth and Value

Module 6: Amazon Case Study

Module 7: Risk Management


Tano Santos

David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance, Finance Division, and Co-Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing

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