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FI3006: FINANCIAL ANALYSIS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course aims to build upon first year finance and develop knowledge and ability in financial analysis techniques. The course will allow students to understand the key elements of financial analysis, undertake ratio analysis and understand and use credit analysis. The course will also discuss financial distress in depth and in doing so builds your ability to analyse companies and think about the implications of financial performance for investors.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Abraham Adu

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • One of Accountancy (AC) or Economics (EC) or Finance (FI) or Business Management (MS) or Real Estate (PO)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

This course aims to build upon first year finance and develop knowledge and ability in financial analysis techniques. The course will allow students to understand the key elements of financial analysis, undertake ratio analysis and understand and use credit analysis. The course will also discuss financial distress in depth and in doing so builds your ability to analyse companies and think about the implications of financial performance for investors.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

(30%) 1x 1,000-word reflective essay on financial analysis

(70%) 1x 3,000-word research report on a listed company

Alternative Resit Assessment

1x 3,000 word research report on a listed company (100%)

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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