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Financial Management

Code

GBE-FCM1

Version

1.1

Offered by

Global Business Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

Students taking this course are assumed to be familiar with:

• Basic math and working in Excel
• Be familiar with international marketing and economic theory
• Be able to understand and actively use the English language.

Main purpose

The focus of the course is to look at financing and investment decision making within the private sector of the economy. The main purpose is for the students to be able to understand and evaluate the current state of a company and evaluate on capital investment proposals.

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand how companies makes decision regarding risk, investments, financing and other wealth creating processes that companies go through.

The student will acquire knowledge about:
  • Financial reporting and budgeting
  • Methods of doing capital investment calculations
  • Strategic alignment of capital investment and corporate strategy
  • Risk and return regarding capital investments
 

Skills

Students learn to select and employ appropriate tools of management and financial accounting for analytical purposes, for decision-making, and for measuring performance of different levels and divisions of an organization, of market & product segments, and of a firm as an investment entity.

The student will acquire Skills in:
  • Analyzing and interpreting accounting information in a communication context
  • Analyzing and interpreting capital investment applications

Competences

After completing the course the student should be able to:
  • evaluate capital investment proposals
  • play a role as a constructive sparring partner for the company`s employees who are responsible for the strategic corporate investments and financing
  • make calculations of the return of an investment, break-even – and probability analysis of a proposed investment scenario
 

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

A combination of tutorials, lectures, student presentations and case work. Expected workload: 137,5 hours of student work.
 
CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
4 hours - 33%
  • Lectures
  • Class tuition
  • Case tuition
  • Practice of hands-on exercises
  • Introduction to written assignments
  • Feedback for written assignments
  • Oral presentations in class
  • Course evaluation
  • Examination
CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
44 hours - 33%
  • Preparation for classes
  • Study chapters
  • Written exercises
CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
34 hours - 25 %
  • Preparation for examination
  • Work on semester project
CATEGORY 4
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by students
12 hours - 9 %
  • Student recap on exercises
 

Resources

Business Finance - theory and practices” by Eddie McLaney, 9th or later edition, FT Prentice Hall

Evaluation

Permit criteria for attending examination:
  • None

 

Examination

Written examination
 
Duration: 3 hours
 
All students will be evaluated on their ability of applying the taught methods to a practical case exercise. It will be looked at, if the students are able to analyse the presented data in relation to the actual situation and evaluate on risk factors.
 
Allowed tools:
 
Course literature according to the course description
Personal notes
laptop
Calculator
 
External examiner
 
 Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

Examinations account for 100 % of final grade.

Additional information

Responsible

Susanne H. Wase (SHWA)

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Business and Management

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