The course takes place in period

3 (2023-01-01 to 2023-03-19)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to teach the student
detailed knowledge of the contents and
structure of financial statements as well as
helping the student to understand how to
analyze and draw conclusions based on these.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is familiar
with the contents of financial statements, is able
to perform analysis and can discuss these in a
professional context.

Course contents

The main financial statements are covered in
Income Statement
Balance Sheet
Cash Flow analysis
Official statements of listed companies are
analyzed in detail.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Financial Management or

Previous course names

Financial Statements and Taxation.

Recommended or required reading

The course literature is not limited to the
literature listed below. The student can freely
use alternative literature with similar

Financial & Managerial Accounting
Horngren, Harrison, Oliver 1190p
Pearson, Latest edition

Comprehensive Guide on How to Read a Financial
Report : Wringing Vital Signs Out of the
Tracy, John A. Tracy, Tage, 350p
John Wiley & Sons, 2014
Available in ebrary

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Individual studies - 111 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Written final Exam + two individual
Exam, 1-60p
Assignment 1, 1-20p
Assignment 2, 1-20p

90-100 points -> 5
80-89 points -> 4
70-79 points -> 3
60-69 points -> 2
50-59 points -> 1
Below 50 -> fail

Cheating is not tolerated. Submitting
assignments late is not allowed.


Broth Joacim


Fabricius Susanna

Group size

No limit (28 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2022-12-26 to 2023-01-05

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2023-01-10 08:30 - 11:00 D4106 Financial Analysis Broth Joacim
2023-01-17 08:30 - 11:00 D4106 Financial Analysis Broth Joacim
2023-01-24 08:30 - 11:00 D4106 Financial Analysis Broth Joacim
2023-01-31 08:30 - 11:00 D4106 Financial Analysis Broth Joacim
2023-02-07 08:30 - 11:00 Financial Analysis ZOOM meeting at the beginning. I will guide you for the assignment (up to 20 points value). You will do the assignment on your own computer.  (the task will be in itsLearning and you download the file and upload your answer-file on itsLearning. OBS! ?the task is in Excel. So, you must have a computer with this program   Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2023-02-14 09:00 - 11:00 D4106 Financial Analysis Broth Joacim
2023-02-21 09:00 - 11:00 B518 Financial Analysis Broth Joacim
2023-02-28 08:30 - 11:00 E383 Financial Analysis Exam Broth Joacim
2023-04-03 12:30 - 15:00 E383 Financial Analysis Re-exam 1 Digital exam done on itsLearning and in Excel documents. You can take the exam from home and therefore do not need to come to Arcada for this. But for those who want, computer room E383 will be available The exam starts at 12.30 and ends 15.00 Maximum 60 points and minimum to pass is 30 points.   If need to be in contact with me (Joacim) during the exam. Use the zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting Broth Joacim
2023-05-02 12:30 - 15:00 E383 Financial Analysis Re-exam 2 Broth Joacim

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