The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces key valuation theories for financial statement analysis. The primary emphasis is on fundamental valuation, with a focus on developing and applying methods for valuing equity. Topics include the residual earnings model and the abnormal earnings growth model.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and evaluate information contained within financial statements to conduct business analysis

2. Describe and apply various valuation theories for security valuation

3. Conduct accounting analysis, financial analysis and forecasting

4. Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills in the context of financial statement analysis

5. Independently and collaboratively communicate financial statement analysis and valuation outcomes in written format.


The content of this course includes the following:

  1. Business analysis using financial statements
  2. Accounting analysis
  3. Financial analysis
  4. Forecasting
  5. Equity valuation


Students must have successfully completed ACFI1002 and ACFI1003 to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

In Term Test: Weekly Tests

Quiz: Mid Semester Quiz

Written Assignment: Group Assignment Report

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.