Financial Statement Anaylsis

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Statement Anaylsis

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points or 13 courses completed at the undergraduate level, including AFIN250 Investments or AFIN253 Financial Management

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit aims to equip students to undertake financial analysis and valuation of listed companies. Students are taught the steps in financial analysis: examining the state of the economy, the industry and the company on a descriptive level, analysing the company's accounting policies, evaluating its financial position using financial ratios and other analytical tools, forecasting the company's financial statements, and finally using a variety of techniques to value the company on the basis of the preceding steps so that an investment decision can be made. In this unit students develop graduate capabilities in a range of areas, including: analytical skills in information management and analysis; problem-solving skills in sourcing and identifying relevant information and interpreting output; and communication skills through the presentation of group reports. This unit is relevant for students interested in careers in areas such as investments, portfolio management, financial and business analysis, and auditing.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.