AI and Analytics for Business Valuation and Finance

Increasingly, organizations are adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies to automate routine tasks previously performed by accounting and finance professionals, thus freeing up time to focus on high value and high-impact tasks.

Designed with a strong focus on practical applications in the accounting and finance context, our AI and Analytics for Business Valuation and Finance programme provides you with a good understanding of the concept of AI. It includes the “intelligence” behind AI, the AI tools available, and how they can be applied to automate workflow, draw insights from data and make better forecasts and decisions.

In this hands-on programme, you will learn how in-demand AI and analytical tools like Python, R, Excel VBA, and Power BI can help you perform rapid data analysis, auto-generate financials, create scenario/simulation analysis for investments, or other financial decisions, data visualization and more.

You will also be introduced to the fundamentals of business valuation. Real business cases and sharing by industry practitioners will be incorporated to deepen your learning and application of AI and analytics in business valuation and finance.

On completion of the course, you will be familiar with the basic terminologies used in AI, the process of developing AI solutions, the evaluation, and integration of AI solutions. You may also be ready to engage relevant stakeholders to explore the adoption of AI in your organisation. 

Gain deeper insights and make better financial decisions with AI tools

Develop in-demand AI and analytics skills with application-oriented, hands-on sessions

Benefit from the sharing of real business valuation experience by industry veteran


  • Acquire in-demand AI and analytics skills through a practical executive course that is especially contextualised for accounting and finance professionals.
  • Designed and delivered by Nanyang Technological University faculty and industry veterans highly skilled in AI, corporate finance, and business valuation (CFA and/or CVA certified).
  • Sharing of real business valuation experience and cases by industry practitioners from the Big 4 accounting firms.
  • Understand the benefits as well as the challenges and limitations of AI in the business valuation and financial context.
  • Professionals with no prior programming knowledge will also be able to follow and benefit from this course with ample hands-on sessions.
OverviewTopics Covered
Day 1
  • Introduction to AI and Analytics

  • AI Tools & Terminologies

  • Basic AI Programming (Excel, R and Python)
Day 2
  • Fundamentals of Business Valuation

  • Key Financials and Financial Modelling

  • Application of AI and Analytics for Business Valuation     
Day 3

  • Regression, Decision Tree, Simulation and Scenario Analysis

  • Time series, Clustering and Association Rules

  • Data Visualisation and Dashboards using Power BI

  • Applications to Business Valuation (Case Study)
Day 4
  • Automation in Business Valuation

  • Python, Chatbot, RPA Basic Programming

  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning
Day 5
  • Applying Analytics to Business Valuation (Case study)

  • Sharing of real business valuation experience by industry expert

  • Issues, strategic considerations and judgement in business valuation

 

Analysts, accountants, business valuers, financial analysts, fund managers, finance managers, investment managers, or any accounting and finance professional who are keen to know how to integrate AI and analytics into their work to improve efficiency and support decision making.

To minimise disruption from work, the five-day workshop will be conducted on Tuesdays and Saturdays (typically 9am to 5 pm).  

Dates:
23, 27 and 30 November 2021 (FULL)
4 and 7 December 2021 (FULL)

Q2 2022 (Open for application)

Venue:
Suntec Convention Centre or

NTU@one-north, Executive Centre
Address: 11 Slim Barracks Rise (off North Buona Vista Road), Singapore 138664
MRT: Buona Vista Station (Exit D)

Nanyang Executive Education reserves the right to change the date, venue, and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances or prevailing government advisory.

Full programme fee: S$ 4,600 (before GST)

Fees payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding:

Programme Fee In SGD
 Fees BEFORE funding & GSTFees AFTER funding & GST
Singapore Citizens (aged 21-39) / PR (aged ≥21)
70% Funding
​$4,600$1,476.60
Singapore Citizens (aged ≥40)
MCES1 - up to 90%
​$4,600$556.60
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens / PR
ETSS2​ - up to 90%
​$4,600$556.60
International Participants​$4,600$4,922.00

1. SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) scheme. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
2. Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (ETSS) scheme. For more information, click here.

SkillsFuture Credit 
On top of the above funding, Singapore Citizens, aged 25 and above and self-sponsored may use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray part of the net course fee. 

Participants do not need to contact SkillsFuture to apply for funding prior to course registration. NTU will facilitate the funding paperwork for both self and company-sponsored participants. Participants will be invoiced the net amount after funding and GST.

Funding Requirements:
- Participant must achieve at least 75% attendance for the programme. 
- Participant must complete and pass all assignments / assessments as assigned by the trainer.

 

Dr. Teoh Teik Toe

Dr. Teoh Teik Toe

Senior Lecturer, Division of Information Technology & Operations Management
Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore

Dr Teoh is currently the Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of MSc Business Analytics at Nanyang Business School, NTU. Prior to this, he was the Associate Director in SUTD and Fellow in SUTD Academy. He has more than 25 years of research experience under his belt in areas such as AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Software Development. He has over 15 years of teaching experience in AI, Data Science and Analytics, Statistics, Finance, Accounting and Law. In addition, he has 14 years of experience as a director in a listed company (NTPM Berhad) including Audit Committee Member.

He has obtained his PhD in Computer Engineering from NTU, Doctor of Business Administration and MBA from University of Newcastle, Master of Law from NUS, LLB and LLM from University of London. He is also holding professional certifications including CFA, ACCA, CIMA, Chartered Accountant Singapore, Chartered Accountant Malaysia and CPA Australia.

Ms. Chua Ai Leng

Ms. Chua Ai Leng

Valuation, Modelling & Economics Partner, Strategy and Transactions,
Ernst & Young Solutions LLP

Ai Leng is a Partner with EY’s Strategy and Transactions team, focusing on business valuation and financial modelling. She is also one of the trainers for the valuation and business modelling teams in the ASEAN region.

She has vast experience in the valuation of companies, businesses, employee stock compensations and intangible assets for financial reporting, tax purposes, mergers & acquisition and litigation support purposes. Her engagements include cross-border deals across ASEAN and United States for a diversified portfolio of clientele. Her clientele spans across many industries, including hospitality and tourism, telecommunication, infrastructure and technology. She has conducted valuation review work for over 100 companies that are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange for financial reporting purposes.

Ai Leng is a Chartered Accountant (CA, Singapore) and a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA) accredited by Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

For more information about this programme, please contact:

Jessica Leong
Deputy Director
Telephone: (65) 6904 7249
Email: nep@ntu.edu.sg