The objectives of the course are:
i. To give students the capacity to understand the theory and the principles of finance for corporates
ii. To povide students a set of operative tools to apply in the enterprise management
iii. To teach students the management of financial resources, as well as how to evaluate the different financing alternatives.
By the end of the course the students are expected to:
i. Understeand the methodologies and tools for financial planning and financial risk management
ii. Approach management decisions by taking a financial perspective
iii. Understand the strategic importance of capital structure and the identification of the different financing alternatives
iv. Have developed a problem-solving attitude in a limited financial resources context
The contents of the course are the following:
Cost of capital
Cash flow management
Financial risk management
Decision making and financial resource management
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
The course is organized in lectures and case studies.
During the lectures, the fundamentals of the discipline will be presented, as well as the main events that characterize financial markets, developing a dialogue between theory and practice.
Case studies will be defined for grups of students. The calendar and and the type of cases will be defined during the course.
The course consists in group works that will be presented during the first lessons of the course. These group works provide for
the application of the theories presented in the course to business cases, and the discussion with the teacher of the results of the
analysis. Students taking the group works are not required to do the written exam.
Alternatively, the written exam consists of questions concerning the theories and cases presented in the course.
The two methods of examination provide the same level of commitment and are prepared in such a way as not to discriminate the outcomes depending on the mode chosen.
The exam rules are the same for both attending students and non-attending students.
Therefore non-attending students can also access group work, as long as they are able to share the activity with the students attending.
If this course will be taught remotely, or according to a blend-teaching mode, changes can be implemented with respect to what is stated in the syllabus, to make the course and exams available.