Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT6003)


This unit helps students develop 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.

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Further unit of study information


39 hours face-to-face: 13x 2hr lectures + 6x 1hr workshops + 7x 1hr labs.


mid-semester examination (20%), equity analysis assignment plus weekly behavioural forecasting (30%), final examination (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


ACCT5001 and FINC5001

Assumed knowledge

QBUS5001 or QBUS5002

Additional Information

ACCT6003 assumes knowledge of basic statistics and econometrics that are covered in QBUS5001/5002. ACCT6003 requires the analysis of data, transformations, understanding of distributions, expectations, variance, regression analysis, data graphing.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.