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Postgraduate Course: Analysis of Corporate Financial Information (CMSE11084)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaCommon Courses (Management School) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe 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 information to make forecasts and valuations. Participants will also gain understanding of the limitations of financial statements and methods for evaluating the quality of these statements
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Analysis of Corporate Financial Information2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of:

Knowledge and Understanding:
Building Block Skills
> Financial statements and valuation
> Analysis of financial statements
o Business activities
o Balance sheet
o Income statement
o Cash flow statement
o Growth and profitability
> Accounting analysis and valuation
o Economic value
o Quality of financial statements
> Forecasting

Advanced Topics
> The architecture of fundamental analysis
> Value creation and the creation of residual income
> Current capital market research into accounting
> Characteristics of good accounting information
> Choosing a valuation technology

Intellectual Skills and personal development:
> The course will develop analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills.

Subject Specific Skills:
> Students will gain an ability to understand, speak and write the language of accounting and finance. Students will also be introduced to inputs of fundemental analysis data collection tools such as Thomson One Banker and Datastream.

Assessment Information
There is one group assignment which counts for 30% of the total mark (group presentation and written report) and a final two hour exam which counts for 70% of the total mark.

15% is awarded for the group written report, 10% is awarded for the group presentation and 5% is awarded on the basis of the individual student&ęs own presentation within the group presentation.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsACFI
Contacts
Course organiserMr Tom Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 8333
Email: T.Brown@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sarah Jack
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854
Email: Sarah.Jack@ed.ac.uk
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