Checking date: 24/06/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Business and finance I: business economics and financial analysis
Study: Master in Industrial Economics and Markets (270)

Coordinating teacher: BAFUNDI , ANDREA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
It is recommended some basic knowledge of introductory accounting/finance/economics.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Apply prior knowledge in economics/finance/accounting to: -Understand the content of financial statements -Understand why firms report certain information -Be able to read between the lines in financial statements -Be a sophisticated user of accounting/financial information Obtain applied knowledge of: -Financial Statements Analysis -Firm valuation using accounting numbers
Description of contents: programme
Description of contents: 1. Introduction to accounting and to the financial statements 2. Accounting analysis 3. Financial statements analysis through ratios 4. Forecasting 5. Firm valuation using accounting numbers 6. Corporate governance and accounting quality
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures Discussion in class of examples and cases
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Palepu, Healy, Peek . Business Analysis and Valuation. IFRS edition. Fifth edition. South - Western. Cengage Learning..

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.