Subject details

  • Topics
    • An Introduction to Financial Statements and Mechanics
    • Analysis of Short-term Assets and Inventories
    • Understanding Cash Flow Statement
    • Understanding Long-Lived Assets
    • Non-Current (Long-Term) Liabilities
    • Income Taxes
    • Employee Compensation: Post employment and Share-Based
    • Intercorporate Investment and Business Combinations Part 1
    • Intercorporate Investment and Business Combinations Part 2
    • Multinational Operations
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

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

  • CLO 1: Apply established techniques for analysing financial statement information for forecasting, valuation and risk analysis purposes
  • CLO 2: Apply the major concepts and theories of fundamental analysis and key steps involved in conducting a fundamental analysis and valuation of a company
  • CLO 3: Use financial statement information in a modelling environment to identify and recommend solutions to variety of financial challenges
  • CLO 4: Analyse and synthesise a firm’s financial statement information in the context of the firm’s economic and business condition to make informed recommendations on investment decisions about the firm.
  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Mid-Semester Test - Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Quizzes - Linked CLOs: 1, 2 (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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Special requirements

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Financial analysis is an integral part of the business analysis of the firm; it requires examination of the prevalent economic situation, industry analysis, and the firm’s strategic position. The financial information contained in a firm’s financial statements should be interpreted within those contexts and constraints. This subject covers the basics of both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the firm’s reports and then looks further into risk analysis, forecasting and valuation techniques. The aim is to provide a working knowledge of the role of financial reports in the overall firm valuation, with emphasis on strategic analysis. This subject adopts a practical approach where possible using data from real life cases. You will gain an appreciation of the usefulness and importance of financial statement information and the tools used to evaluate such information.

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