Courses Catalogue

Financial Statement Analysis

COURSE CODE: FIN7306
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Business Administration (Finance & Accounting), M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

PURPOSE OF COURSE 

Financial statements are the basis for a wide range of business analysis. Managers use them to monitor and judge their firm’s performance relative to competitors, to communicate with external investors, to help judge what financial policies they should pursue and to evaluate potential new business to acquire as part of their investment strategy.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Analyze the use financial statement to rate and value companies they recommend to clients. 

·         Discuss the Investment bankers use them as a basis for valuing

·         Analyze prospective buy outs, mergers and acquisition and consultants use them as a basis for competitive analysis for their clients.