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Professional Development Certificate in Business Valuation

Business valuations play an integral role in mergers and acquisitions, corporate tax planning, litigation, quantification of damages, venture capital and private equity.

The Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation is the premiere credential for professional business valuators and litigation support advisors in Canada. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) oversees the qualification, certification, education, and ethical and professional standards of Chartered Business Valuators, or CBVs.

This non-credit professional development certificate program provides participants with a sound working knowledge of business valuation theory and practice necessary to meet the educational requirements of the CICBV and to prepare to take the CICBV Membership Qualification Exam in order to obtain the CBV designation.


Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, click here.

To be admitted to the program:

A non-refundable application must be paid online by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

  • The application fee for admission to the Fall 2018 semester is $84.14.
  • The application fee for admission to the Winter 2019 and onwards is $86.41.

Once your application has been submitted online, you will receive an email message confirming receipt.

If you wish to register for an individual course without being admitted to the program, please click here for registration instructions.


Who Should Attend

Professionals wishing to work towards the Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) professional designation, as well as those wishing to learn more about business valuation.

In particular, this program will be of interest to professionals involved in negotiating mergers and acquisitions, disputes, and negotiations with taxation authorities. These matters may relate to estate transfers and reorganizations, the sale of a business or business assets, managing investment funds, quantifying economic loss in respect of litigation and disputes, and fair value determinations related to financial reporting requirements.


Program Structure

To obtain the McGill Professional Development Certificate in Business Valuation, students must complete a total of seven courses: four required and three complementary courses.

Required Courses

CBUS 230

Level 1 Introductory Business Valuation

6.5 CEUs

CBUS 231

Level 2 Intermediate Business Valuation

6.5 CEUs

CBUS 232

Level 3 Advanced Business Valuation

6.5 CEUs

CBUS 233

Level 4 Special Topics in Business Valuation

6.5 CEUs

Plus 3 Complementary Courses

Two complementary courses from the following three:

CBUS 234

Litigation Support in Business Valuation              

6.5 CEUs

CBUS 235

Private Company Finance

6.5 CEUs

YCBS 236

Introduction to Valuation For Financial Reporting

6 CEUs

One complementary course from the following two:

YCCOM 208

Professional Writing in Business

4.5 CEUs

YCBS 216

Interpersonal Skills for Professionals

4.5 CEUs

Students who successfully complete the required courses (CBUS 230, 231, 232, 233) and any two of the complementary courses (CBUS 234, 235 or 236) will be exempt from the corresponding courses in the CICBV Program of Studies. For details regarding course exemptions, please consult CICBV Course Exemptions directly.


Note: In order to become a member of CICBV and obtain the CBV designation, an individual must meet CICBV requirements. For complete details, please consult CICBV website.

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