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Principles of Financial Management (FIN116)

Annotation

This course unit focuses on the fundamental concepts of corporate finance. It is designed as an introduction to the financial management, and covers both theoretical and empirical aspects of capital investment decisions, valuation and financing decisions. This course examines the financial goals of a corporation with an emphasis on value creation. The main goal of the course is to provide theoretical knowledge and practical tools that are required in financial decision-making.

Aims of the course

This course unit aims to provide an understanding of main principles and practical skills necessary to analyse financial decisions made by companies, and to evaluate their impact on a company and its financial results.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyse and evaluate company‘s activities and financial condition from financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement).
  • Evaluate and compare companies using financial ratios, explain advantages and disadvantages of this method.
  • Apply financial ratio analysis and other methods to financial planning and forecasting.
  • Evaluate investment projects using different methods: NPV (net present value) and its alternatives (IRR, payback method, profitability index).
  • Evaluate and compare different methods of long- and short-term financing.
  • Relate the main tasks in financial management, discuss the risk of financial decisions.
  • Work in teams, present work results both in writing and orally, substantiate decisions taken.
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