Subject details

On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. analyse, interpret and critically evaluate global financial information from a variety of sources in order to develop sustainable business proposals
  2. create effective business reports, proposals and tables tailored to specific business needs
  3. select, communicate and advocate effective strategies using design thinking to address complex business problems and opportunities
  4. apply ethical standards to the role and conduct of financial reporting.
  • Topics

    • Introduction
    • Balance Sheet
    • Income Statement and Statement of Changes in Owners' Equity
    • Statement of Cash Flows
    • Financial Statement Analysis Part 1
    • Financial Statement Analysis Part 2
    • Business Sustainability and Ethics
    • Budgeting
    • Cost-volume-profit analysis
    • Managing short and long term finance
    • Performance Measurement
    • Revision
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials

      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

In today’s environment business, finance and accounting professionals need to analyse an increasing volume of data in a meaningful way in order to make sustainable strategic decisions. Good decisions depend on accurate and well-presented information drawn from both domestic and international sources and more importantly the ability to synthesise and draw conclusions from that data. Financial Analytics for Management Decisions will develop your ability to interpret and analyse both internal and external financial information so that as a business leader you can make effective and sustainable decisions in a global context.

  • Group Business Report (30%)
  • Take Home Exam (50%)
  • Quizzes (20%)

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.

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