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Financial analysis

Financial analysis

Financial analysis

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Presentation of the Financial analysis course   #codeLecon#

Course objectives

The Financial analysis course deals with the valuation of firms.

Teaching objectives

The Financial analysis course will be the opportunity to work on key concepts in finance: the discounting cash flows (DCF) method and its application to the valuation of the investment, debt and equity of the firm.

Learning goals

The Financial analysis course will allow you to learn in practice the following points of finance:

  • The difference between the present value (PV) and the net present value (NPV) and the interpretation of these variables

  • The limits of use of the internal rate of return (IRR)

After or during this course, you can practice what you learned by launching the simulations associated to this course.


Your grade for this course takes into account the following elements:

  • Reading the pages of the course: 5 points for each page read

  • Your results for the MCQ tests: 50 points for each MCQ test

  • Your results for the comprehensive MCQ test: 100 points for the comprehensive MCQ test

About the author of the course

Professor François Longin
ESSEC Business School

« Financial analysis is an essential work to invest in financial markets. »

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