Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

Time: NOTE NEW TIME: 26.8. – 29.8.2019

Place: University of Oulu

Learning goal and objectives

After active participation in the course, students will have a thorough understanding of research results and key techniques used in empirical archival capital market based accounting research. This will include both the classical foundational studies and the research frontier as it is today.

Instruction and examination

Active participation in a class, pre-course preparation and an assignment.
Active participation in a class and the pre-course preparation:
The papers that will be discussed in class are assigned to class participants (about three papers per person). Please read your assigned paper very carefully and prepare a summary of one page along the following sub-topics:
1. Objective of the study/ Research question(s).
2. Methodology.
3. Summary of results.
4. Conclusions.


Students continue working on the assigned paper to complete an assignment of about 10 pages. The final assignment contains the same sub-topics as the one page summary required for the pre-course preparation.

5 ECTS Credits


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Prof. Per Olsson, ESMT Berlin

Course coordinator and contact information:
Juha-Pekka Kallunki