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KCOS 2125A - Financial Analysis

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

How to apprehend today the question of asset valuation, or more simply "how much is it worth" or "is it profitable?" These key questions are nowadays a central component of complex economic and financial issues such as industrial strategies, value creation, the role and the transformation of financial markets, corporate finance. The course aims to provide basic theoretical tools in corporate finance to better understand and analyze these issues. The course is divided into 4 parts : Financial Statements and Analysis ; Reminder of basic financial theoretical tools such as discount concepts, capitalization, return rates and present value ; Practical application: company valuation ; Financial consequences of operation and paid for in shares for M&A and LBO practices. These concepts are essential to both students preparing for careers in finance and to all those who wish or have an overall vision of a company and its market environment or, more simply, want to master the basics of financial calculation.


SCHWAB, Olivier (Associé - Expert en Evaluation Financière, NG Finance)

Pedagogical format

Each course introduces theoretical tools and case studies for illustrative purposes.

Course validation

The course is assessed on the basis of two examinations : a mid-term exam (40%) and a final exam (60%).


Lecture (24h). Credits: 4

Required reading

Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, 5th Edition, Pierre Vernimmen, Pascal Quiry, Maurizio Dallocchio, Yann Le Fur, Antonio Salvi

Additional required reading

  • McKinsey & Company, Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance, John Wiley & Sons, 2010
  • McKinsey & Company, Valuation Workbook, John Wiley & Sons, Sixth Edition
  • Aswath Damodaran, The Little Book of Valuation, John Wiley & Sons, 2011
  • J. Rosenbaum and J. Pearl, Investment Banking University Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Second Edition