Subject details

  • Topics
    • Financial Statement Analysis: An Introduction
    • Financial Reporting Mechanics & Standard
    • Understanding Income Statements & Balance Sheets
    • Understanding Cash-Flow Statements
    • Financial Analysis Techniques & Applications
    • Financial Reporting Quality
    • Inventories
    • Long-Lived Assets
    • Valuation 1
    • Valuation 2
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject 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 1 - Assignment (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (45%)
  • Assignment 3 - Mid-study period test (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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.

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