Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course is intended for students interested in financial statement analysis. After completing the course, students understand the underlying theory of financial analysis and valuation. They can assess the profitability and risk of a company using financial statement ratios and other analytical tools. They have knowledge and skills needed in analyzing financial statements in various decision-making situations. In particular, they can answer to the important question: “what is this company really worth?"  

Credits: 6

Schedule: 26.09.2018 - 24.10.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Henry Jarva

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha-Pekka Kallunki, Tomi Vuolteenaho

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1. Understanding the Business

    2. Accounting Analysis

    3. Financial Ratio Analysis

    4. Cash Flow Analysis

    5. Forecasting

    6. Cost of Capital

    7. Firm Valuation

    8. Valuation Ratios

    9. Accounting Flexibility and Earnings Quality

  • Applies in this implementation:

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Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1. Exam (60 %)

    2. Assignments (40%)

    Exception: For online course in autumn 2020:
    1. Exam (40 %)
    2. Exercises (15 %)
    3. Report (35 %)
    4. Peer Evaluation of report (10 %)

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - Lectures, 15h

    - Exercises, 6h

    - Independent work, 139h

    - Exam, 3 h

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Kinserdal, Plenborg & Petersen (2017). Financial Statement Analysis: Valuation - Credit Analysis - Performance Evaluation. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN:9788245021028

    Supplementary material provided by the instructor.

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Introduction to Financial Accounting (22C00100), Financial Accounting (22C00400).

FURTHER INFORMATION

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lectures:
    26.09.-17.10.18 wed 13.15-16.00  R103/H-324
    27.09.-18.10.18 thu 09.15-12.00  R103/H-324

    Excercise sessions, group 1:
    01.10.18 mon 10.15-12.00  R103/G-112
    08.10.18 mon 10.15-12.00  R101/A-301
    19.10.18 fri 10.15-12.00  R101/A-301

    Excercise sessions, group 2:
    02.10.18 tue 16.15-18.00  R103/G-112
    09.10.18 tue 16.15-18.00  R101/A-301
    19.10.18 fri 13.15-15.00  R101/A-301

    Excercise sessions, group 3:
    04.10.-18.10.18 thu 13.15-15.00  R101/A-301

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