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Module Title LM International Financial Statement Analysis
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 15855
Module Lead Tom Cuckston
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions MSc Accounting and Finance
Description The module aims to take the analysis of financial accounts beyond simple ratio analysis. The different models that can be used to value shares are considered. The course provides an understanding of the relationship between information and the movement of share prices. Each lecture will be backed up by classes which will be concerned with a practical issue.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the properties of financial statement information, the changes to accounting standards and the related effects;
  • critically evaluate financial statement information and firms' business activities;
  • apply various financial statement analysis techniques;
  • critically assess the relationships between forecasting, accounting information quality and the valuation of the firm;
  • critically appraise the relationship between equity risk and the cost of capital in a financial statement analysis context.
Assessment 15855-02 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
3 hour written examination - 100%

3 hour written examination – 100%
Other None
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