FINA4491 Capital Markets Research

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Accounting; Finance [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
This unit surveys theoretical and empirical studies in accounting and finance and considers their implications for firms in the capital market. It develops a sound understanding of current topics and methods in capital market research. There is a particular focus on the influences within and external to the firm which affect the type and quality of financial information reported.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate familiarity with current accounting and finance issues with respect to the analysis of financial statements and (2) discuss the impact and influences of factors both within, and external to, the firm, which affect the type and quality of financial information reported.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) presentation ; (2) individual project; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Chloe Ho
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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