2023-2024 / FINA9028-1

Contemporary Issues in Financial Analysis


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in management (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in business engineering (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Wouter Torsin

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The student will be introduced to different topics within the realm of financial analysis. In addition thereto, the student will be required to read and exploit academic literature surrounding these topics.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The student will have a better, and more in-depth understanding of the motivations on the process of financial analysis. Which include, but are not limited to, (i) understanding the incentives behind accounting choices and potential market distorstions (ii) analyzing the discretionary content of accounting reports, (iii) understand the importance and difficulties in audit, etc. Moreover, the course will introduce and help familiarize students with the academic literature on these topics.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The student should have a basic knowledge of accounting and financial analysis.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs