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Accounting and Financial Analysis (MiM)

While financial statements represent the standard way to analyze past business activities, they are also the primary tool used to forecast future business activities to derive cash flows. We will use a structured framework that allows analyzing the key value drivers of a firm's or projects value. Cash flows are used as inputs in discounted cash flowornet present value analyses. To perform these analyses effectively, students needa solid understanding of the relation betweena project's risk, the risk-contribution of its funding with equity or debt, and the return that investors that fund projectsrequire.
Course code
Course type
MSc Course
Weekly Hours
HS 2019
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Müller
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
Date Time
Tuesday, 03.09.2019 08:00 - 11:15
Wednesday, 18.09.2019 08:00 - 09:30
Thursday, 24.10.2019 09:45 - 11:15
We will rely on two primary textbooks: Corporate Finance, Welch, 4th edition (available for free viahttp://book.ivo-welch.info/home/)Equity Valuation and Analysis, Lundholm and Sloan, any edition is fine (available via the library)A further free resource recommended for accounting issues is:Line-Item Analysis of Earnings Quality, Melumad/Nissim (available for free via http://www.columbia.edu/~dn75/Line-Item%20Analysis%20of%20Earnings%20Quality.pdf)
Because the course is right at the beginning of students Master studies, the only prerequisite is some memory of introductory Finance and Accounting classes at the BSc level.
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