units

ACC3230

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

Topics covered include analysis of published financial statements, application and use of financial ratios and forecasting techniques; cash flow-based share valuation, including discounted cash flow and free cash flow approaches to valuation; accounting-based share valuation including earnings multiples, residual income valuation models and economic value added; credit analysis and financial distress prediction, equity security analysis and mergers and takeovers, based on Australian and international case studies.

Outcomes

The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:

  1. access and extract financial information from published financial reports and databases
  2. calculate and interpret relevant financial ratios concerned with the profitability, financial structure and solvency of listed public companies
  3. apply and critically assess approaches to valuation including discounted cash flow and residual income methods
  4. apply valuation methods to contexts such as security valuation, mergers and acquisitions and credit analysis
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with financial analysis and valuation and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by ACC3230.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 35%
Examination: 65%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mukesh Garg (First semester)
Dr Anthony Ng (Second semester)

Prerequisites

AFC2140 or BFC2140

Prohibitions

AFC3230, AFC3234