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59806-01 - Vorlesung: Analysis of Financial Statements for Decision Makers 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Ulf Schiller (ulf.schiller@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course is addressed to decision makers in firms and in the economy. The aim is to help managers and economists to understand the information that is conveyed by financial statements. We start with the axiomatic properties of financial statements and then develop the fundamentals of financial statement analysis. To this end, we identify value drivers of a firm’s equity. Moreover, we examine key elements that help to understand value growth.

Tentative schedule
1. How do managers create value?
2. What is profit? Fair value accounting vs cost based accounting
3. A quick tour through the accounting universe
4. The residual income conservation property
5. Group accounting and goodwill
6. Uncertainty and valuation (cases: nuclear power plants; pension funds)
7. Case study: The real estate industry
8. Profitability
9. Core Income
10. Case: cost of green energy vs cost of fossil energy
11. Forecasting growth
Lernziele Understand the axiomatic principles behind financial statements
Understand the properties of cost-based vs fair-value based accounting
Learn to distinguish between operating and financial earnings
Understand rates of return
Understand core profits
Understand the drivers of growth
Literatur Stephen Penman (2013): Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation, 5th ed 2013, ISBN 978-007-132640-4
Weblink ADAM


Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Registration: Please enrol in MOnA. EUCOR-Students and students of other Swiss Universities have to enrol at the students administration office (studseksupport1@unibas.ch) within the official enrolment period. Enrolment = Registration for the exam!
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 17.09.2020 – 10.12.2020

Online-course with individual Zoom-meetings.

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Module Modul: Wahlbereich (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Semesterendprüfung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Midyear exam and end-of-term exam. Each counts 50%. Details will follow.
Midterm: 26.10.20; 12:15-13:15. You will receive the room and place list by email.
written exam: 21.01.21; 10:15-11:15. In case COVID-19 protective measures prevent examination on site, the faculty reserves the right to conduct the examination electronically during the same time slot.
The exam rooms will be published up to 05.12.20.

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Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ