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Financial Analysis

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N13301

Semester: Spring

Convenor: Ja Kim

Credits & Level: 10 credits; Level 3

Pre-requisites: N11123 (Financial Accounting) and N12307 (Financial Reporting) and N12403 (Financial Management).

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to all Business School students and Joints/Minors students who have the required pre-requisites N11123 Financial Accounting, N12307 Financial Reporting AND N12403 Financial Management.

Delivery: 11 one-hour lectures and 2 two-hour workshops.

Assessment: One 1 hour examination (60%); Group Project (4,000 words) (40%)

Exam Format:Paper to contain two sections. Section A - ONE compulsory question, MUST be attempted. Section B - ONE question to be answered from a choice of TWO questions.

Summary of Content This module uses a combination of lectures and group work to develop students' understanding of financial reporting, the links between strategic and financial management, and the ways in which the stock market responds to financial information. The module involves detailed study and critical analysis of the financial strategy and performance of a major UK quoted company.

Aims To develop an understanding of the techniques of financial analysis in different decision-making contexts together with their relative advantages and limitations.

Key Words: Financial statement analysis, financial forecasting, business valuation, investment decisions.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision making
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managing financial risk
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate a range of business data, sources of information and appropriate methodologies, which includes the need for strong digital literacy, and to use that research for evidence-based decision-making
Professional practical skills
This module develops:
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena
  • People management, to include communications, team building, leadership and motivating others
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • An awareness of the interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation and their use in generating business contacts
  • Ability to work with people from a range of cultures

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