Business Valuation and Financial Analysis - BUSN7230

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Medway
Spring Term 6 15 (7.5) Abdullah Iqbal checkmark-circle

Overview

The aim of this module is to develop students’ ability to analyse corporate financial statement information and to make performance evaluations and investment decisions. The module investigates the role of corporate financial statements in the context of company valuation and aim to cover the following topics:
• Foundations of financial statement analysis
• Economic and sector performance
• Financial reporting model
• Critique of financial statements
• Standardising financial statement information
• Ratio analysis
• Economics of valuation and valuation models

Details

Contact hours

Lectures x 22hrs

Seminars x 10hrs
Independent study x 118hrs
Total hours x 150hrs

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:

Company Group Report (1500 Words) (15%)
In-Course Test (15%)
Examination, 2 hour (70%)

Reassessment methods:

Reassessment Instrument: 100% exam

Indicative reading

Palepu, K.G., Healey, P.M. and Peek, E. (2013) Business Analysis and Valuation: Text and Cases. IFRS Edition, Mason: Thompson South Western

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and systematic understanding of the technical, economic and social environment within which corporate financial statements are analysed.


Knowledge, understanding, and application of company valuation models and the role of corporate financial statements in company valuation.
Knowledge and systematic understanding of the technical language and practices employed in the analysis of financial statements and be able to deploy them within analysis of financial statements.
Knowledge and systematic understanding of alternative technical languages and practices proposed for use in the analysis of financial statements and be able to deploy them within analysis of financial statements.
Ability to critically evaluate arguments and evidence in company financial statements and valuations.
Ability to perform company valuations using corporate financial statements and other relevant financial data.
Ability to locate, extract and analyse corporate accounting and financial data from multiple sources.

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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