THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
The Analysis of Corporate Financial Information (P00238)
The course aims to allow participants to analyse financial statements of corporation from around the world, and to show the links between accounting statements, valuation methods and investment analysis. Participants will be comfortable reading financial statements, calculating and understanding accounting ratios, extracting accounting information to make forecasts and valuations. Participants will also gain an understanding of the limitations of financial statements and methods for evaluating the quality of these statements.
? Pre-requisites : PGs only
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be comfortable reading financial statements, calculating and understanding accounting ratios, extracting accounting information from reports and analysing that information with the goal of valuing securities. Students should be able to use accounting information to make simple forecasts and valuations. Students should also gain an understanding of the limitations of financial statements in investment analysis.
Assesment will be via a two hour examination at the end of the course (70%) and via assignments during the semester (30% of the final mark).
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Cristyn King
Dr Maria Michou
School Website : http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/