Professional Development Certificate in Business Valuation

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Courses & Workshops

Required courses (26 CEUs)
YCBS 230 Level 1 - Introduction to Business Valuation (6.5 CEUs)
In-class
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Get the knowledge and skills you need to launch a career in the field of business valuation.
YCBS 231 Level 2 - Intermediate Business Valuation (6.5 CEUs)
In-class
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Acquire the knowledge you require to deal with tax-related valuation issues.
YCBS 232 Level 3 - Advanced Business Valuation (6.5 CEUs)
In-class
If you’re looking to take your career in business valuation to the next level, this course teaches sophisticated techniques to help determine valuation.
YCBS 233 Level 4 - Special Topics in Business Valuation (6.5 CEUs)
In-class
Explore the issues that significantly impact Chartered Business Valuators in real-world practice.
Two complementary courses from the following three (17-17.5 CEUs)
YCBS 234 Litigation Support in Business Valuation (6.5 CEUs)
In-class
Fall 2018
Acquire a comprehensive overview of litigation matters as they relate to the valuation of businesses.
YCBS 235 Private Company Finance (6.5 CEUs)
Winter 2019
Explore the issues and techniques relevant to financing private companies.
YCBS 236 Introduction to Valuation For Financial Reporting (6 CEUs)
Spring/Summer 2019
If you’re looking to build and expand on the concepts covered in Advanced Building Valuation, this course is for you. It was designed to help you stay on top of the ever-changing landscape of accounting and valuation for financial reporting.
One complementary course from the following two (4.5 CEUs):
YCCM 208 Professional Writing in Business (4.5 CEUs)
In-class
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
The ability to write effectively is a highly prized professional skill: it plays a key role in successful business planning, strategizing, and development; it facilitates productive relations with internal and external stakeholders; and contributes significantly to the preservation of an organization's professional image and reputation.

Classes focus on developing your ability to draft key business documents—including reports, plans, and proposals—for senior managers, colleagues, clients, business owners, business partners, and investors. You will also engage in several in-class activities that focus on realistic business communication situations and allow for discussion and debate with your peers. Grammar and mechanics will also be covered, along with techniques for honing your style and developing self-editing skills.

These assignments and activities will enable you to create professional and influential business documents using communication strategies to inform, persuade, and motivate others.
YCBS 216 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals (4.5 CEUs)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
The objective is to help learners develop effective interpersonal skills. Emphasis is placed on the following areas: communication styles, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, working with teams and influencing others, workplace diversity and intercultural communication, presentation skills, and facilitation skills. As a result of acquiring and developing these interpersonal skills, learners can increase their overall professional effectiveness.
Testimonial
The Business Valuation program at McGill is taught by experienced business valuators that can provide valuable insight into both the material and the profession.
David Feher
Instructor, CPA, CGA, CBV