units

ACF5130

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Accounting

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)

Synopsis

The focus of this unit is on the process of business valuation. Topics include capital markets issues, evaluation of industry profitability, accounting analysis including evaluation of earnings management techniques, preparation of pro-forma statements, forecasting, bankruptcy analysis, and business valuation techniques.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. compare and contrast approaches to business valuation
  2. apply economic, industry and business analysis in the valuation process
  3. evaluate an entity's accounting information and perform fundamental and financial analysis using a contemporary approach
  4. apply prospective analysis including forecasting and valuation to a merger and acquisition case
  5. develop capabilities to work effectively in a group; and/or demonstrate effective individual research skills to produce a professional quality business document to solve a valuation problem; and/or deliver a professional quality presentation; and/or develop oral communication skills and demonstrate independent thinking through contributions to class discussions; and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of an comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by this unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mukesh Garg (First Semester)
Dr Chen Chen (Second Semester)

Prerequisites

If students are enrolled in courses 0503, 0504, 3818, 4401 and 4412 there are no prerequisites. If students are enrolled in course 4435 the prerequisites are ACF5903, ECF5953 and ETF5900. For students enrolled in other courses the prerequisite is ACF5953.

Prohibitions

ACC5130, AFF5090, AFF5130