Financial Statement Analysis
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Online & on-campus
Subjects may require attendance
- 27 Jun 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of accounting and finance theories and practices to complete the in-depth analysis of companies' financial reports;
- demonstrate an expert understanding of the processes involved in assessing corporate strategy;
- conduct a rigorous analysis of an ASX-listed company as a prospective investment through assessment of its financial and other relevant information in the global and domestic macroeconomic context;
- use a range of cognitive, communication and research skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and reflect critically on relevant theories, concepts, methodologies, and professional decisions; and
- work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Master of Professional Accounting.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.
If you want to build wealth through equities for yourself or your clients, you need the skills to identify which companies should, and should not, be included in an investment portfolio. Studying this subject will equip you with the tools and techniques that financial analysts can adopt to pick apart companies’ financial statements for stock selection. Honing your knowledge of financial accounting and corporate finance, you will build the financial statement analysis skills to conduct a robust examination of ASX-listed companies as prospective investments. You will examine the processes involved in evaluating corporate financial situations and explore the use of financial metrics through ratio and credit analyses. You will also analyse and evaluate the value of corporations and determine any financial distress situations.
Written Task 1: 2250 words (or equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Written Task 2: 2250 words (or equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Quiz: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4 Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Students must obtain at least 50% in the examination (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the subject. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Written Task 1 (15%)
- Written Task 2 (15%)
- Quiz (10%)
- Final Examination (60%)
Current study term: 26 Jun 22 to 23 Sep 22
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