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Class Topic: Capital Investment Risk Analysis - Data Analytics for Decision Makers
This interactive case-driven session explores the simple and more complex ways that Excel can assist the financial analyst and manager in making more informed decisions. While the session centers on the development of a DCF analysis for a new product investment, sensitivity analysis and scenario analysis are reviewed. Next, an Excel facilitated technique called “data tables” will be introduced and leads to the application of Monte Carlo Simulation complete with an interactive Excel-based MCS model. The session uses a case study as a framework, interactivity audience activity, and a hands-on exercise.
After building the background for the case study, the DCF financial model, an audience "quiz" follows and demonstrates the need for sensitivity, scenario, data table, and Monte Carlo Analysis. The audience then will be able to select ranges of variables to recast the original findings of the DCF model. After attending this session, the attendee will be able to: (1) use DCF modeling, (2) develop sensitivity and scenario analysis, (3) complete data tables with an understanding of the results, and (4) appreciate the Monte Carlo Simulation technique, understand its results, and know when to apply it to specific situations.
The learning objectives include understanding the concepts behind DCF analysis and the measures associated with analytical risk analysis. The specific learning objectives include: sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis, Excel's data table facility, and Monte Carlo Simulation. Additionally, the attendee will learn when to apply each level of analytical risk analysis.
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Time: 6-8:30 PM
Location: Online. A link will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Note: Information Session to follow. Admission is FREE!
Meet the Instructor: Professor Sam Weaver joined the full-time faculty at Lehigh in January 1998. He held the position of Director MBA and Professional Education (2003-2005) and the John C. Swartley ’24 Professorship (2004-2005 and 2012-2013). Prior to 1998, Dr. Weaver was the Lauer Adjunct Professor of Finance at Lehigh University (1986 - 1997) and the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis at Hershey Foods Corporation for almost 20 years. That position combined the theoretical with the pragmatic and involved the analysis of many different facets of finance including: mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, performance measurement, operational plans, industry group comparisons, divestiture assessment, alternative financing evaluations, dividend policy, capital expenditure analysis, and the determination of cost of capital and divisional hurdle rates.
His personal research revolves around areas of corporate finance, valuation and investment analysis, financial performance measurement, and supply chain (working capital) management. Dr. Weaver is the sole author of The Essentials of Financial Analysis (McGraw-Hill, 2011). He also is the co-author (with J. Fred Weston) of four books including: Strategic Financial Management: Applications of Corporate Finance (South-Western, February 2007) - along with its study guide and Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers and Mergers and Acquisitions (McGraw Hill - Executive MBA Series – 2001). Both of these McGraw-Hill books have been translated for China, Russia, India, and Malaysia.
He has published in numerous leading academic and practitioner journals, provided chapters for five books, appeared in numerous textbooks discussing applications of corporate finance, and co-authored two cases published by the Darden Graduate School of Business. He serves as an associate editor for four journals and is a regular reviewer. His work has been presented at numerous professional conferences.
He currently serves as the chair of the Board of Regents - CMA/CFM Exam – Institute of Management Accountants. Additionally, he is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). His consulting includes both large (Fortune 200) and small clients from a variety of industries on numerous topics as well as customized professional educational workshops.
In 2011, 2012, and 2014 he was honored as the core faculty MBA Professor of the year. He, also, was honored by the 2012, 2013 and 2014 MBA graduating classes for his Excellence in Teaching.
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