2021 Methodology of Corporate Management and Finance I

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Goto Mika 
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Course description and aims

This course provides students with a basic knowledge on analysis of corporate strategy, financial analysis, assessment of corporate future and financial statements. Fundamental structure and features of financial statements are explained, then it is developed to practices of corporate assessment using information of financial statements.
The aim of this course is to understand a framework of corporate analysis based on data of financial statements, and develop basic knowledge of students for an assessment of corporate management and corporate values.

Student learning outcomes

The goal of this course is as follows:
(1) Understand structure and contents of financial statements
(2) Understand framework of corporate analysis using data of financial statements
(3) Acquire basic knowledge to conduct corporate analysis and assessment of corporate values using data of financial statements


Financial statements, financial data, corporate strategy, financial analysis, corporate value assessment

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Explain basic knowledge on financial statements first, and then develop it to financial analysis and assessment based on selected examples.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction: Understand overall structure of the course Basics of financial statements, framework of corporate analysis, and cash flow analysis Understand overall structure and outline of the course Understand basics of financial statements, framework of corporate analysis, and cash flow analysis
Class 2 Corporate accounting principles and accounting analysis Understand principles for accounting and audit and consider their significance
Class 3 Group work Discuss financial analysis in each group
Class 4 Financial measures and financial analysis Understand financial analysis using various financial measures
Class 5 Corporate future outlook Understand financial safety, risk analysis, and future growth of firms
Class 6 Group presentation Conduct group presentations and discussions
Class 7 Group presentation Conduct group presentations and discussions

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None specified

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified in class

Assessment criteria and methods

Achievement is assessed by participation in class and final report.

Related courses

  • TIM.A404 : Methodology of Political Science and Economics II

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