Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

ACC40330 Financial Statement Analysis

This course is concerned with providing a firm empirical basis
for business analysis. As such, we are concerned with understanding
the economic prospects and risks of business enterprises as an aid
to decision making. Financial statement analysis involves applying
analytical tools and techniques to financial statements and related
disclosures to derive estimates and inferences for a wide range of
business decisions. Examples include mergers, acquisitions,
divestitures, equity/ bond market investments and financial
management. The course will emphasize the appropriate use of
accounting information to create valuation models that support a
wide range of business decisions.

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Upon completion of this course,
participants will have a firm understanding of:

The limitations of published financial information
The reconfiguration of published financial information to
provide a closer approximation to the underlying economic
The application of financial analysis techniques and the
preparation of prospective financial statements
The uses and abuses of valuation models
Item Workload


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Description % of Final Grade Timing
Assignment: Assignment


Varies over the Trimester


This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

End of Semester Exam


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible

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