1966 Cross-Border Equity Valuation
Christina Mühr, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/08/22 to 09/13/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/03/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.08
Tuesday 10/04/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.07
Wednesday 10/05/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.08
Thursday 10/06/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.09
Friday 10/07/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.3.08
Monday 10/17/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.2.03
Friday 10/21/22 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.019
Monday 11/07/22 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.3.06

How does a US firm evaluate an investment in a Dutch firm, or how does it evaluate an investment in a project it undertakes itself in France? Which risks occur in an international investment setting, and how are these varying risks across different markets addressed? As firms become increasingly multinational in their operations, addressing these questions is critical in evaluating investments that cross the firm’s domestic borders.

This course starts with a discussion of basic investment concepts and general principles of firm and project valuation, with a deep-dive into estimating free cash flows and the international cost of capital. It addresses sources of risk in an international setting, including market risk, currency risk, and political risk. It then seeks to integrate and apply these risks to cross-border investments, adjusting free cash flows and cost of capital by market-specific characteristics and constraints. This course concludes with case studies of practical application and financial modelling of cross-border equity investments.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • apply and evaluate content related to cross-border equity valuation.
  • identify sources of risk across markets in an international investment setting.
  • assess and analyse investments in an international context.
  • understand how to develop a financial model for valuation.
Attendance requirements

This course is held in person with mandatory physical attendance. You must not miss more than one session in order to complete this course.

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Lectures
  • In-class exercises
  • In-class discussions
  • Case studies
  • Guest lecture

Your grade is composed of:

  • 20% in-class participation
  • 30% case study
  • 50% final exam
Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

You must have completed IB Foundations (course I) and IB Applications (course II).

Recommended previous knowledge and skills

Previous knowledge in finance is advantageous, but not necessary.

Last edited: 2022-06-02