Business Analysis Report (874N1)
Business Analysis Report
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)
The main aim of this course is to enable students to research and to write up a study of their own design in the form of a business analysis report. The study will comprise an appraisal of corporate financial performance, including interfirm comparison and trend analysis, with reference also to market forecasts and corporate valuation. Analytical skills will be taught as part of this module to enable students to apply theoretical models to practice in the context of financial appraisal and corporate management strategy. In preparation, students will critically survey relevant theories and published findings, and employ them to draw conclusions regarding the performance and valuation of competitive firms. Sponsored students are able to examine the competitive performance and valuation of their own organization as part of this course.
Module learning outcomes
Demonstrate a critical awareness of business analysis and critically appraise and evaluate research problems in the field.
Critically survey and analyse relevant theories, models and evidence and examine their explanatory contribution with respect to the cases under investigation.
Select appropriate financial and business data, and generate a robust financial statement analysis of competing firms in order to account for market values and/or market forecasts.
Effectively plan a business analysis and organise and self-manage the research project.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Report||A3 Week 3||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Summer Teaching||LECTURE||2 hours||001110000000|
|Summer Teaching||SEMINAR||1 hour||001110000000|
How to read the week pattern
The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.
Prof John Forker
Dr Bruce Hearn
Prof Hans Van Der Heijden
Dr Mahmoud Lari Dashtbayaz
Assess convenor, Convenor
Please note that the University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses and modules in accordance with the descriptions set out here. However, the University keeps its courses and modules under review with the aim of enhancing quality. Some changes may therefore be made to the form or content of courses or modules shown as part of the normal process of curriculum management.
The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.