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GRA 6223 Valuation and Fair Value Accounting

GRA 6223 Valuation and Fair Value Accounting

Course code: 
GRA 6223
Department: 
Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics
Credits: 
6
Program of study: 
Master of Accounting and Auditing
Course coordinator: 
Ignacio Garcia de Olalla Lopez
Erlend Kvaal
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
Master of Accounting and Auditing
Semester: 
2020 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Various categories of professionals need to carry out valuations to support business decisions. Among those are research analysts, investment bankers, auditors and accountants, corporate finance specialists, merger and acquisition analysts, venture capitalists, and individual investors. This course provides a sound theoretical framework for valuation of assets and entities and a practical guide to how valuations are actually done in the real world.

Valuation skills are also required for understanding the concepts and procedures underlying generally accepted accounting principles used to prepare financial information.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The objective of the course is twofold. First, students shall acquire general knowledge about techniques to estimate the market value of assets and businesses (valuation methods). Second, they shall learn about the topics for which firms are required to report the fair value of balance sheet items and learn how to apply the valuation methods for that purpose.

Learning outcomes - Skills

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Carry out valuation of assets and businesses using the most common valuation methods, discounted dividend valuation, free cash flow valuation and market-based valuation.
  • Prepare correctly the financial reporting that involves fair value measurement.
General Competence

The course will help the students to evaluate the market prices of stocks and other assets, and to extract the assumptions the market is implicitly making given those prices. The student will be in a position to critically evaluate those assumptions and analyse to what extent changes in these affect the stock price. The students will also learn to judge critically the usefulness of fair value information in the financial statements.

Course content

1.            Fundamental analysis – the process

2.            The reformulation of the income statement and balance sheet

3.            Forecasting.

4.           Introduction to industry and company analysis.

5.            Cost of capital

6.            Valuation techniques

Discounted dividend valuation

DCF valuation

Relative valuation

7.            Acquisition analysis

8.            Valuation in accounting

Fair value measurement – IFRS 13

Revaluation of PP&E – IAS 16

Measurement of recoverable amounts – IAS 36

Investment property – IAS 40

Biological assets – IAS 41

Teaching and learning activities

GRA 6222 is a course that ordinarily runs each spring semester. An additional (alternative) exam is held in august/september each year. To prepare for the additional exam, students have access to video lectures. A whole-day seminar (6 hours) with exercises and opportunity to raise questions, will be held.

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class. 

Qualifications

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have specific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA 62231
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
30No 1 Week(s)Group (1 - 3) Assignment (mid-term paper).

GRA 6222 is a course that ordinarily runs each spring semester. An additional (alternative) exam is held in august/september each year.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA62232
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
70Yes3 Hour(s)
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
  • IFRS Standards (Red Book)
Individual An additional (alternative) exam is held at the beginning of the first semester of the subsequent schoolyear.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:30
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (1-3)
Support materials:
Duration: 1 Week(s)
Comment: Assignment (mid-term paper).

GRA 6222 is a course that ordinarily runs each spring semester. An additional (alternative) exam is held in august/september each year.
Exam code: GRA 62231
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:70
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Bilingual dictionary
  • IFRS Standards (Red Book)
Duration:3 Hour(s)
Comment:An additional (alternative) exam is held at the beginning of the first semester of the subsequent schoolyear.
Exam code:GRA62232
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100