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.


100%: Written assessment (Report)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.