Available in 2018, 2019
Course code

GSBS6506

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

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


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 1 - 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 2018
  • Trimester 2 - 2019

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 1 - 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

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

2. Identify information contained within financial statements to conduct fundamental analysis

3. Demonstrate an understanding of various different valuation models

4. Describe and apply the techniques of financial statement analysis and security valuation.


Content

The content of this course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. Accrual Accounting and Discounted Cash Flow Approaches to Valuation
  2. The Analysis of Profitability and Growth
  3. Forecasting Earnings and Cash Flow
  4. Pro-Forma Analysis
  5. Diagnosis of Accounting Quality

Assumed knowledge

GSBS6140 Investment Analysis, GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management


Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Homework and case study discussion

In Term Test: In-Class Test

Project: Research Assignment

Formal Examination: Final Examination


Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct and Sydney Elizabeth Street

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks