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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Advanced Financial Statement Analysis for Undergraduates
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 18372
Module Lead Idlan Zakaria
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions BSc Accounting & Finance (and with language) - optional module
Contact Hours Guided independent study-68 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Lecture-22 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The module provides introduction to financial statement analysis techniques and the valuation of firms using financial statement data. An introduction to various valuation models is followed by an introduction to fundamental analysis techniques. An analysis of accounting and financial reporting policies is also performed to enhance the understanding of the firm. The module takes the view that investors may profit from the adoption of an active investment strategy based on fundamental analysis. The module will cover the following topic: valuationo models; horizontal and vertical financial statement analysis of time series data; financial ratio calculation and interpretation including capital market data; cash flow statement analysis; forecasting methods; determinants of accounting information quality; equity risk and the cost of capital for financial statement analysis.
Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate understanding of and apply equity valuation techniques;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and apply various financial statement analysis techniques;
  • critically assess the relationships between forecasting, accounting quality and the valuation of the firm;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the impact of financial reporting decisions and choices on future earnings .
Assessment 18372-04 : Report : Coursework (80%)
18372-05 : Poster Presentation : Presentation (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: One group poster presentation (20%) and one individual 1,500 word report related to the presentation (80%)
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