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ACCT71-511: Security Appraisal and Valuation


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

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,405
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,591

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.


ACCT71-303 - Accounting Theory and Application
FINC71-600 - Managerial Finance OR Admission into BN-13005 - Master of Finance OR BN-13115 - Master of Finance (Professional)

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
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