Financial Analysis and Valuation

Subject BUSA90492 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject examines the use of financial statements for the analysis and valuation of companies. The framework employed incorporates four key components: (1) an analysis of the company’s operating environment and the strategies it employs; (2) an assessment of the quality of the company’s financial reports, including making any necessary adjustments; (3) forecasting future performance and cash flows; and (4) estimating a value for the company. Several valuation approaches are covered including the use of valuation multiples. And present value-based techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand and be able to apply the primary approaches available to value firms.
  • Have an improved ability to link valuation to the strategic, accounting and financial analyses of firms.
  • Be able to apply these analysis tools in a variety of decision settings.
  • Syndicate case write-ups (50%)
    • 1 per week
  • Final examination (50%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • Take home over 4 days
    • End of subject
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

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