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BU5575: FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND MARKETS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

Like football, this course is a game of two halves. The first half is financial analysis and builds your ability to analyse companies and think about the implications of financial performance for investors. We will be using Datastream and Bloomberg software. In the second half we will think about how stock markets work and how they are regulated.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Paul-Olivier Klein

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • One of Master Of Science In International Finance And Political Relations or Master Of Science In Corporate Finance And Law or () or Msc (Econ) In Finance & Investment Management (Ueh Vietnam) or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Includes Cfa Exam) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam) or MSc Finance and Real Estate or Master Of Laws In Corporate Finance And Law or Master Of Science In Financial Mathematics

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Introduction to Financial Analysis Ratio Analysis Accounting and capital markets Credit analysis Regulation – theory and practice Regulation and emerging markets Banks, financial crises and regulation.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 29 - 32
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 30, 32
  • 2 Tutorials during University week31
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 26 - 28

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

4x MCQ Tests (50%)

1x Exam (50%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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