Business Analysis Report (874N1)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

The main aim of this module is to give you the tools to research and write a study of your own design in the form of a business analysis report. Your study will comprise of an appraisal of corporate financial performance, including interfirm comparison and trend analysis, with reference also to market forecasts and corporate valuation.

As part of this module, you learn analytical skills, so that you can apply theoretical models to practice in the context of financial appraisal and corporate management strategy.

In preparation, you critically survey relevant theories and published findings, and employ them to draw conclusions regarding the performance and valuation of competitive firms.

If you are a sponsored student, you can examine the competitive performance and valuation of your own organisation as part of this module.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 6 hours of contact time and about 444 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.