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2014/2015  KAN-CCMVV1645U  Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

English Title
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course period Autumn, First Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Jeppe Christoffersen - Department of Accounting and Auditing (AA)
jc.acc@cbs.dk 3815 2327
Main academic disciplines
  • Financial and management accounting
Last updated on 16-10-2014
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to enable the students to analyse a firm’s profitability, growth and risks, calculate and interpret financial ratios that describe a firm’s economic well being and demonstrate the ability to value firms using different valuation techniques.
Course prerequisites
Students are required to have had an introductory course in financial accounting and a reasonable knowledge of corporate finance.
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Books and compendia brought by the examinee
  • Notes brought by the examinee
  • Allowed calculators
  • Allowed dictionaries
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Description of the exam procedure

PC exam on CBS computers with e-hand in.
The paper has to be handed in as a PDF file along with an Excel file.
It is not allowed to bring your own PC and printer.
No access to the internet and LEARN.
Access to personal S:/drive.
Before the exam starts information can also be uploaded from a USB-key to PC, then the USB-Key should be put away during exam.

Course content and structure

Research and theory based lectures are mixed with exercises and cases. Lectures provide the students with the necessary tools to make financial analyses and valuation. Through cases the students learn how to apply theory and use a variety of decision models used in practice.

The course’s development of personal competences:

Candidates are trained in presenting solutions to a variety of real life business cases, including valuation, based on financial statement analysis.

Teaching methods
Research and theory based lectures are mixed with exercises and cases.
Further Information

The course is closed for students at FIR and ASC

Changes in course schedule may occur
Class XA: Monday 12.35-15.10, week 36
                   Friday 15.20-17.55, week 37
                   Tuesday 12.35-15,10, week 38-41
                   Thursday 15.20-17.55, week 37-41
Class XB: Monday 15.20--17.55, week 36
                   Friday 12.35-15.10, week 37
                   Tuesday 15.20-17.55, week 38,40,41
                   Thursday 12.35-15.10, week 37-40,41

Expected literature

Financial Statement Analysis for Decision Makers’, by Christian V. Petersen and Thomas Plenborg, Pearson 2011

Last updated on 16-10-2014