Course description

Financial Reporting and Analysis


The course is intended to give the student a thorough understanding of accounting from an international perspective. The course is intended for students with little or no previous knowledge of financial accounting.

Course content

  • The concept of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Purpose and uses of accounting
  • Fundamentals of recording financial data
  • Concepts of accounting
  • Regulation of accounting
  • International differences and harmonization
  • The contents of financial statements
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Recognition and measurement of the elements of financial statements
  • Tangible and intangible fixed assets
  • Inventories
  • Financial assets, liabilities and equity

Learning outcome knowledge

The student should, after finishing the course, be able to explain and understand how the conceptual framework of the International Financial Reporting Standards influences how financial reports are produced, for example how financial reporting is used in decision-making processes, and its relative importance at macro level.

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 25%
  • Written exam: 75%