This fundamental module in finance aims to provide the student with an understanding of the role of finance in business; the nature of available financial instruments and determinants of the prices of marketable securities; investment appraisal decisions, risk management methods, capital structure and dividend policy. All of these topics are studied in the context of effective financial management, corporate governance and business ethics.
During the module the student will gain a further understanding of long-term financial strategies, basic valuation principles, basics of company valuation, effective investment decisions, bond pricing, cost of capital and capital asset pricing, corporate governance and ethics and basics of financial risk management, among others. Finance theories, tools and techniques covered in the course can be utilized in any management decision-making process in any business sector.
This module will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of finance and so provide a foundation for a more in-depth study of different aspects of finance in the MSc programme.
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:
For information see §17.
|Name of exam||Principles of Finance|
|Type of exam|
Written examIndividual examination.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Study Board||Study Board of Business Economics|
|Department||Department of Business and Management|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Social Sciences|