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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)


Topics selected from accounting-based valuation models, financial ratio analysis from a valuation perspective, empirical research based on accounting-based valuation, fundamental analysis research, risk and financial information, empirical research into share returns and financial information, analysts earnings forecasts and analysts investment recommendations and share returns, management earnings forecasts.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe accounting-based valuation methods and apply these methods to listed companies
  2. critically evaluate empirical research that utilises accounting-based valuation
  3. critically evaluate empirical research that investigates the role of analysts as information intermediaries in securities markets
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with the analysis of financial statements.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Farshid Navissi

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 or 4416 to undertake this unit.