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ACCT71-511: Security Appraisal and Valuation

Description

An introduction to valuation techniques widely used in the accounting and finance sector to value firms, drawing heavily upon financial statement analysis. This analytical approach considers relevant accounting policies that may impact the quality of the reported figures and the assessment of underlying risk. You will develop practical skills through the use of financial modelling to develop and evaluate valuation models for a specific firm (e.g., a takeover target). Although this is an accounting subject, the topics are relevant to those contemplating careers in investment banking, equity research, funds management, corporate finance and business consulting. This subject draws heavily on knowledge and skills acquired in pre-requisite subjects.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeACCT71-511
EFTSL0.125
FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,591
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,760

Learning outcomes

1. Research and extract financial and business information from published financial reports, international databases and other relevant sources.
2. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply various financial analysis and valuation techniques and critically analyse their benefits and limitations.
3. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to complete a written valuation report for a takeover target.
4. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to routine accounting problems in straightforward valuation contexts using, where appropriate, ethical, entrepreneurial and/or global perspectives.

Prerequisites

Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018