units

ACF5130

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - 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 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)

Synopsis

The focus of this unit is on the process of business valuation. Topics include capital markets issues, evaluation of industry profitability, accounting analysis including evaluation of earnings management techniques, preparation of pro-forma statements, forecasting, bankruptcy analysis, and business valuation techniques.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. compare and contrast approaches to business valuation
  2. apply economic, industry and business analysis in the valuation process
  3. evaluate an entity's accounting information and perform fundamental and financial analysis using a contemporary approach
  4. apply prospective analysis including forecasting and valuation to a merger and acquisition case
  5. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group; and/or demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce a professional quality business document to solve a valuation problem; and/or deliver a professional quality presentation; and/or develop oral communication skills and demonstrate independent thinking through contributions to class discussions; and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of an comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

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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Prohibitions

ACC5130, AFF5090, AFF5130