Financial Statement Analysis

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Statement Analysis

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ACCY 231 (or 221), FINA/MOFI 201 or FINA 211

  • 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

    A critical examination of accounting and finance concepts as applied to financial statements of firms, focusing on the interests of equity investors. The course will also consider the value of financial statement analysis to capital markets and communities.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Explain key concepts, principles and relationships in financial statement analysis;
    2. Explain the principles of valuation;
    3. Undertake equity valuation;
    4. Apply the concepts of risk analysis; and
    5. Adapt and apply those principles and concepts in valuing a real firm.

    Assignment 1 6%
    Assignment 2 6%
    Tutorial Participation 8%
    Test (2 hours, closed book) 40%
    Final Examination (2 hours, closed book) 40%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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