FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE - 1

Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE - 1
Course code
EM2085 (AF:358805 AR:188316)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
SECS-P/09
Period
1st Term
Course year
1
Where
VENEZIA
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Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course focuses on the basic concepts of financial accounting, which involves the preparation of financial statements, and provides the students with an insight on the key factors explaining corporate performance through the fundamentals analysis.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will be able to analyze and interpret three key financial statements (the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement) and other financial information like ratios and key performance indicators used by managers and investors in their decision making process. In addition, students will be able to detect differences in annual reports due to national and international accounting standards to better compare company financial performance.
Pre-requirements
Basic knowledge of accounting and business administration.
Contents
The main contents of the course are:
1) Introduction to Financial Accounting
2) Basic accounting concepts (e.g. accrual accounting, going concern, materiality)
3) Financial Statements: The Balance Sheet
4) Common Size analysis and ratios of liquidity and solvency
5) Financial Statements: The Income Statement
6) Comparative analysis, margins and profitability ratios
7) Financial Statements: The Cash Flow Statement
8) Reporting and Disclosure: IAS/IFRS (IAS framework and some selected standards, e.g. IAS 16, IAS 36 )
9) Disclosure of Non-financial information (environmental, social and governance aspects) in light of EU Directive 2014/95/UE (showing examples of Sustainability Reports and Integrated Reporting)


Referral texts
Financial Reporting and Advanced Corporate Finance, 2021, McGraw-Hill Customized Publishing.
Assessment methods
The exam will be written. The structure will be described during the first lecture.
The exam could change in case of issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Teaching methods
Theory and practice: case studies, ongoing tests and problem sheets.
Teaching language
English
Type of exam
written
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Last update of the programme
13/09/2021