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Master 2019/2020

Financial and Non-Financial Information about the Company

Type: Compulsory course (HR Analytics)
Area of studies: Management
Delivered by: School of Finance
When: 1 year, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: Full time
Instructors: Elena A. Senatorova
Master’s programme: HR Analytics
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course takes an in-depth look into company's financial and non-financial re-ports and shows how information therein can be analyzed and processed to aid many individuals including creditors, investors, managers, consultants, auditors, directors, regulators and employees in their business decisions. It equips students with a wide array of tools and techniques useful in many fields in finance. Pre-requisites: The course is based on the knowledge of economics of the firm.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide a framework within which students can develop an understanding of the determinants and uses of financial and non-financial reporting data
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Read a financial statement and identify and find relevant information for analysis
  • Summarize, interpret and compare financial data
  • Compute standard financial ratios and other financial analysis techniques
  • Conduct financial analysis in a systematic and structured way
  • Integrate concepts from previous accounting and finance courses to advance robust and insightful analysis
  • Make informed and supported business decisions and recommendations
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Theme 1. Stakeholder’s approach to corporate reporting
  • Theme 2. Exploring the Anatomy of an Annual Report
  • Theme 3. Measuring and reporting cash flows
  • Theme 4. Measuring and reporting financial performance
  • Theme 5. Analysing and interpreting financial statements. Financial information for management decisions
  • Theme 6. Integration of financial and non-financial information
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Work Activity
  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking Written test
  • non-blocking Written exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Homework + 0.3 * Work Activity + 0.3 * Written exam + 0.2 * Written test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Atiase, R. K., Ajinkya, B. B., Dontoh, A. K., & Gift, M. J. (2011). The Fundamental Determinants of Trading Volume Reaction to Financial Information: Evidence and Implications for Empirical Capital Market Research. Journal of Financial Research, 34(1), 61–101. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6803.2010.01285.x
  • Bai, L., Cui, L., Xu, L., Wang, Y., Zhang, Z., & Hancock, E. R. (2019). Entropic Dynamic Time Warping Kernels for Co-evolving Financial Time Series Analysis. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsarx&AN=edsarx.1910.09153

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bonello, A., Grima, S., & Spiteri, J. (2019). Understanding the Investor : A Maltese Study of Risk and Behavior in Financial Investment Decisions (Vol. First edition). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1993147