Courses Master Display 2013-2014

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Course title Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Course code EBC4039
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 28-10-2013 20-12-2013 X/E X/E
Level Advanced
Coordinator Patrick Vorst
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Language of instruction English
analysing firms’ accounting choices, identifying distortions to the financial statements, and undoing such distortions
analysing financial statements in the context of firms’ stated goals and strategy
preparing prospective financial statements, assessing the value of firms, and understanding differences in the usefulness of various valuation methods
applying financial analysis tools in credit analyses and analyses of mergers and acquisitions
The objective of the course is to understand the relevance of financial statement information for investors, financial analysts, banks, managers, and other parties with a financial interest in a firm. Financial statements contain valuable information for various decision-making contexts. Mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, distress prediction, credit analysis, and security analysis require full awareness of the financial position of the firm. This course teaches you the language of financial analysis and firm valuation. Therefore, this course is relevant for everyone who is interested in the role of financial and accounting information in capital markets. In order to gain understanding of financial statement analysis, the course uses cases appropriate for various contexts and discusses several research articles.
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We expect students who have a major in accounting or finance to be more successful in dealing with the level and intensity of the course. Exchange students need to have obtained a bachelor degree with a major in Business.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research IB Electives
Master Business Research Track OR IB Electives
Master International Business Track Accountancy Accountancy
Master International Business Track Accountancy Electives
Master International Business Track Accounting & Control Accounting & Control
Master International Business Track Controlling Electives
Master International Business Track Entrepreneurship Electives
Master International Business Track Finance Electives
Master International Business Track Organisation Electives
Master International Business Track Strategy and Innovation Electives
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