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Covering the intellectually and commercially fertile ground at the accountancy/finance interface. Considering financial analysis from both theoretical and practical angles. Do you need to understand financial reporting to be an investor? How should we assess the success of an acquisition? Why do accountants think mergers don’t exist? How do companies decide on financing strategies? Does corporate governance and ethics really matter – do share prices react to it? These are some of the questions we will address alongside using DataStream and the ThomsonReuters Eikon system. The course might give you some ideas for your dissertation too.
|First Sub Session
|30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
This course consists of 12 weeks of material that concentrates on the main points of overlap between users and providers of accounting information. In particular it would focus on the investor's perspective on financial information. Advanced portfolio and investment theory. Choosing Investments from a large universe of assets. Accounting information as signals in investment management. Types of investor:
Capital market responses to events and event studies, as in:
The role of investment banks:
The role of auditor and the accountant as a consultant.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
(50% each) 2x 2500-word essay/report
Alternative Resit Assessment
One assessment comprising 2 essays (1,500 - 2,000 words each) (100%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.