Details for Financial Statement Analysis


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: ACC302
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Lee


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Financial Statement Analysis

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective



  1. Describe and discuss the key tools/steps in financial analysis;
  2. Critically analyse a firm’s business strategy and external disclosures (including financial statements);
  3. Demonstrate an advanced ability to evaluate complex financial situations and present solutions for investment/credit recommendations;
  4. Display advanced research skills, including efficient and effective use of company financial information through collection, analysis and evaluation;
  5. Apply economic/business theories and concepts to evaluating businesses producing financial statements.

Subject Content

  • Business Strategy Analysis
  • Strategic Disclosure
  • Accounting Analysis
  • Accounting Analysis  II
  • Financial Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Valuation - Cashflows
  • Valuation – Accrual measures
  • Security Analysis
  • Credit Analysis
  • Financial Policy  and Takeovers
  • Initial Public Offerings 

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance / Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Online exams (15%)
  • Accounting Analysis Exercise (15%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Final Exam (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Palepu, K., Healy, P., Wright, S., Bradbury, M. & Lee, P.  (2015). Business Analysis and Valuation: Using Financial Statements (2nd Asia-Pacific ed.).  South Melbourne, Vic: Cengage Learning Australia.

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