Now, in his latest endeavor–Real Options Analysis Course–Mun sets out to help you truly optimize the use of real options in the decision-making process, through an in-depth discussion of real-world business cases and innovative real options software applications.
Real Options Analysis Course opens with a clear introduction on how to get started with the Real Options Analysis Toolkit (limited edition) included on the companion CD-ROM. Easy-to-follow directions allow you to set up and familiarize yourself with this cutting-edge software, which features seventy different real options functions, thirty-three models, easy-to-use templates, and a powerful graphical interface.
Once you’re up and running, Real Options Analysis Course lays the groundwork for the numerous business cases that will be explored later on in the book. First, you will become familiar with the seven simple stepwise procedures used in setting up and solving a real options problem. Then you’ll receive a refresher course on the basics of financial modeling–Monte Carlo simulation and volatility estimates–as well as the basics of real options, from binomial lattices to state-pricing approaches to solving a European option.
From here, you will receive an executive education on applying real options in a dynamic business environment–through examining some of the most comprehensive series of real options business cases, their inherent problems, and their solutions, which can be solved using the software included on the companion CD-ROM. Some of the cases you will work on include:
- Option to Abandon
- Option to Expand
- Option to Contract
- Option to Choose
- Compound Options
- Barrier Options
- Basic Black-Scholes with Dividends
- Stochastic Timing Options
- Switching Options
Real Options Analysis Course provides a cutting-edge view of evaluating and valuing capital investment strategies by taking into consideration the inherent real options embedded in the strategic decision-making process. Combining expert advice and in-depth business cases with innovative real options analysis software, Real Options Analysis Course will help you identify, prioritize, value, and manage strategic opportunities better than ever before.