Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2021

Course unit title Corporate Analysis
Course unit code 025027051105
Language of instruction Deutsch
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2021
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Christian VONACH

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic courses of the module Accounting & Finance

Group Accounting and IFRS

Course content
  • Objectives of preparing annual financial statements

  • Index-based financial statement analysis

  • Principles of business valuation

  • Annual report analysis

  • Integrated case study: analysis of the annual report of Wienerberger

Learning outcomes

Knowledge/ Comprehension

  • Students are able to analyse relevant company information and know how to obtain this.

  • They know the structure of an annual report of an international group.

  • They know the key figures to carry out a financial evaluation of financial statements.

  • Students know the relevance of strategic analysis for the assessment of a company.


  • Students can create a financial analysis based on externally available information.

  • Students can create a strategic analysis based on externally available information.

  • They are able to give investment recommendations.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course with lecture, exercises and presentations, as well as the use of Microsoft Excel.

Assessment methods and criteria

Comprehensive written examination



Recommended or required reading

Ballwieser, Wolfgang (2013): Unternehmensbewertung. 4. Auflage. Stuttgart: Schäffer-Pöschl.

Wagenhofer, Alfred (2013): Bilanzierung und Bilanzanalyse. 11. Auflage. Wien: Linde.

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