BUS313 Performance Analyses and Growth Strategies
Showing course contents for the educational year 2018 - 2019 .
Course responsible: Glenn Roger Kristiansen
Teachers: Tom Erik Sønsteng Henriksen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN, NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in autumn semester, .
Course frequency: The subject is offered for the last time autumn 2018.
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Last time: 2019V
The aim is to learn how companies can create competiveness through strategic profitabilty analyzes and decisions, as well as understand potential growth strategies, with a focus on M&As.
After the completion of this course, the candidates have fundamental knowledge of topics, issues and methods in the subject, for instance:
- knowledge about financial profitability analyses, and how these are interpreted in relation to strategic challenges
- understand the financial statement
- understand certain measurement errors in the financial statement
- knowledge of price strategies and methods
- reflect on what is a satisfactory financial performance, and what this entails further (e.g., the use of capital costs and how to interpret net present value)
- understand risk and its measurement issues
- understand how the company generates profit and loss
- knowledge of the aspects of the financial statement where further analyses are needed
- understand the management discretion in applying performance measures
- knowledge and processes about growth through merges and acquisitions
- understand financial performance analyses and strategy in a venture-capital perspective
After completion of this subject, the candidate will be able to work independently with topics and issues that are essential for this subject, for instance:
- perform financial performance analyses for various purposes
- re-calculate the financial statement for various purposes
- develop pricing strategies
- develop pro-forma statements
- identify red flags
- use a simple VaR model
- interpret investment criteria
- analyze growth strategies, for instance M&As
- identify potential areas for improvement through financial analyses
- identify what changes in financial performance measures that are worth following
After completion of this subject, the candidate will be able to apply and convey ones knowledge and skills for a trainee- or similar position related to the subject, for instance:
- subvert an issue in corporate finance and valuation, analyze it, and identify the information necessary to illuminate or clarify the issue at hand
- complete necessary and critical analyses and estimations of issues in corporate finance and valuation that are different or new compared to the material covered in the course
- be able to convey analyses and arguments to those that do not have an in-depth knowledge of corporate finance and valuation, but whom do at least have a bachelor degree in business economics
- handle the daily use of expressions and terminology from the subject, both in Norwegian and English
- potentially contribute to the development of essential aspects of corporate finance and valuation
- have a fundamental understanding and insight of ethical issues related to the application of the subject in practice
- convey what changes to financial performance measures that are relevant for various stakeholders
- present financial results for various stakeholders
Lectures and hand-ins.
Announced at the start of the semester.
BUS305/BUS306 or similar.
One or more assignments.
Approved assignments are valid until the next time the course is offered.
Final written exam (individual) counts 100%. Permitted aid: calculator, no other.
Reduction of credits:
The subject is offered for the last time autumn 2018.
External examiner approves the final exam.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått