6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit explores a range of techniques used to analyse corporate financial performance and valuation of entities. These include: application and use of financial ratios and forecasting techniques, accounting-based and cash flow-based share valuation, credit analysis and financial distress prediction, equity security analysis, and analysis relating to mergers and takeovers. Both Australian and international case studies are used to provide a real-world context.
The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:
- access and extract financial information from published financial reports and databases
- calculate and interpret relevant financial ratios concerned with the profitability, financial structure and solvency of listed public companies
- apply and critically assess approaches to valuation including discounted cash flow and residual income methods
- apply valuation methods to contexts such as security valuation, mergers and acquisitions and credit analysis
- apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with financial analysis and valuation.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information
AFC3230, AFC3234, ACC3230.