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Postgraduate Course: Equity Valuation (CMSE11096)

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 the financial performance of corporations 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.

The course is structured primarily from the point of view of investors and analysts, rather than from a company perspective.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Finance PGs only
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesBusiness School postgraduate students only.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, 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 S2 (April/May)Equity Valuation2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding:
By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of:

Building Block Skills
Background and Environment
> Analysis and Analysts
> Strategy and Valuation
> Analysing Accounting

Practical Financial Analysis
> Financial Analysis
> Forecasting
> Valuation Models
> Valuation Practice

Advanced Topics
> Analysing Debt
> Corporate Restructuring
> Capital Structure
> Analysing Governance

Intellectual Skills and personal development:
The course will develop search, analytical, evaluative and presentational skills.

Subject Specific Skills:
Students will gain an ability to investigate, collect and process evidence, synthesis such evidence and present their conclusions. The focus of the course is on understanding and evaluating firms& creation of value. Students will be introduced to sophisticated valuation models, the detail of analysts& reports and will be required to use financial databases and statistical techniques.
Assessment Information
There is one assignment which counts for 50% of the total mark and a final two hour exam which counts for 50% of the total mark.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsEV
Contacts
Course organiserProf William Rees
Tel:
Email: bill.rees@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sarah Jack
Tel: (0131 6)51 3854
Email: Sarah.Jack@ed.ac.uk
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