SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Financial Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis

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Term 1

This module provides students with fundamental knowledge of the important components and structures of financial statements. This module aims to provide a grounding in: Analytical and numerical skills; professional ethics in the real world (including the ability to prepare financial statements for organisations); share valuations (utilising published financial information) and assessments of the quality of corporate financial reports.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Analyse the financial performance of companies
  • Show the links between accounting statements, valuation methods and investment analysis
  • Read financial statements
  • Conduct financial analysis including applying valuation models and ratios
  • Make forecasts and valuations

Method of assessment

Assessment for this module is in three elements:

  • One tutorial presentation at 10%
  • One essay of 3,000 words at 30%
  • One unseen 2-hour written examination at 60%

All elements except the presentation may be resubmitted.

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