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Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting

  • Teacher(s):   G.Markarian  
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 3 credits
  • Schedule: Spring Semester 2020-2021, 0.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programmes:
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management

    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics

    Bachelor (BSc) in Economic Sciences
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Objectives

This unit is designed to prepare you to analyze, interpret, and evaluate financial statements. The skills earned in this class will help your future careers as independent investors, fund/asset managers, bank employees, and all functions that involve security analysis. This course is beneficial for experienced financial statement users such as CPA/CFAs, and users withno accounting finance background beyond introductory college classes.

Contents

After introducing the different financial statements sections, you will learn how to evaluate thestatement's information. You will deepen your knowledge of financial ratios, familiarize yourself with the forecasting and valuation process based on financial statements. Furthermore, you will learn how a firm's business plan and strategy will translate into the financial statement. This unit emphasizes developing your mind to think critically and make a judgment based on your technical analysis

The course is based on weekly case studies. We will navigate various companies' financial statements and business strategies to give you plenty of opportunities to apply the tools learned in class.The case studies are done in groups and must be submitted every Monday in an MS PowerPoint(pdf or other form of submission is not accepted), these assignments will count for 70% of your final grade. One group will be asked to present the case each week. This presentation will count for 15% of your final grade. After each presentation, there will be a discussion session (Q&A, other ideas, etc.) to allow students to share their views and argument. Class participation during the discussion will count for 15%. We expect the camera to be activated during the class.

References

The course will be primarily based on Harvard Business School material. This material will be given to you by the instructor. These case studies are not free and at the end of the semester we need to reimburse Harvard Business School $5/case ($50 total). The fees will be collected prior to the final exam period

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Without exam (cf. terms)  
Evaluation:

Grading is based on your weekly group submission of the cases (70%), your group presentation (15%), and your individual participation throughout the semester (15%).

Retake

Exam:
Written 2 hours
Documentation:
Allowed
Calculator:
Allowed
Evaluation:

There will be a written exam of 2 hours similiar to the submitted cases seen during the semester



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