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IB9Y9 - Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis

  • Module code: IB9Y9
  • Module name: Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide students with an introduction to financial reporting and financial statement analysis. To enable them to interpret financial statements in context and apply appropriate models and techniques for company valuation and related business issues. To enable them to gain an understanding of how accounting provides data for corporate finance analysis.

Principal learning outcomes

"Key Skills: Interpret financial statements through a structured approach to ratio analysis. Be aware of the impact of international financial reporting standards on financial statements and other issues that may impact on the interpretation of financial statements.Cognitive Skills: Critically assess the major issues affecting company forecasting and valuation; Understand the value-relevance of accounting information and its relationship with other company information.Practical Skills: Evaluate company performance from an assessment of financial statements and information from other sources; Implement company valuation models."

Timetabled teaching activities

Total contact hours: 30 hrs. Lectures (over duration of course): 10 x 2 hour lectures. Seminars (over duration of course): 10 x 1 hour seminars. Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 10 week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB9Y9-15)
A (Assessed work only) Group Case Study Presentation 20%
  2500 word Individual Assessment 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Behavioural Finance (N304) - Year 4
  • MSc in Accounting and Finance (N4N3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Finance and Economics (LN1J) - Year 2
  • MSc in Finance (N300) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Finance with Behavioural Science (N301) - Year 2