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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Financial Statement Analysis
UoS Code ACCT6003
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites ACCT5001 and FINC5001
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1 x 3hr class per week
Assessment Mid-semester exam (25%), group project (20%) and final exam (55%)
Description This unit helps studentsdevelop an understanding of the techniques of financial statement analysis for the appraisal of equity investment, credit evaluation, risk analysis, prediction of corporate failure, competitor analysis and industry standing, and valuation for takeover/restructuring. The primary purpose is to develop an understanding of these techniques, as well as the inherent difficulties in their application, as well as their limitations. Emphasis is provided on the analysis of earnings quality and accounting-based valuation methods.