Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis - 2018

Unit summary

BAN25

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment (25%) , Invigilated Exam (45%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

or
2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,368.00
HECS 1,368.00
International 1,618.00

Introduction to the financial statement analysis, understanding financial statements and supplementary information, financial analysis techniques and applications, evaluating financial reporting quality, analysis of financial statement for forecasting, valuation and risk analysis purposes.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University unit you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your unit grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe and apply the basic techniques of financial statement analysis
  2. identify and utilise value-relevant information from the financial statements
  3. explain the role played by financial statement analysis in the functioning of an efficient capital market
  4. apply established requirements for analysing financial statement information for forecasting, valuation and risk analysis purposes.
  • Assignment (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam (45%)
  • Mid-study period test (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Financial Statement Analysis: An Introduction
2Financial Reporting Mechanics & Standard
3Understanding Income Statements & Balance Sheets
4Understanding Cash-Flow Statements
5Financial Analysis Techniques & Applications
6Financial Reporting Quality
7Inventories
8Long-Lived Assets
9Valuation 1
10Valuation 2

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Enquire online

Need to ask a question that's best put down in words?
Make an online enquiry.

Enquire now

Ready to enrol?

Start studying this unit now.

or

Got a question?

Get an answer from one of our friendly Student Advisors.