IUF738 Corporate Finance

Code IUF738
Name Corporate Finance
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Business Management and Administration
Faculty
Academic staff Jūlija Bistrova, Nataļja Lāce, Tālis Laizāns
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course and training process is devoted to analysis of corporate financial decisions and decision process justification. During the semester short-term and long-term planning and management of financial flows will be reviewed, with particular emphasis on investment planning and the rationale for funding. An in-depth assessment of the use of financial instruments and its evaluation, cooperation with financial intermediaries in order to achieve effective application of financial instruments in financial management will be covered during the course. .
The course focuses on a topical issue as a reorganization of companies and an evaluation of related decisions taking into account the benefit-risk analysis. The course also addresses corporate governance, capital structure and dividend policy issues. .
This course will provide students with the knowledge and modern state of the art in corporate finance, use of various financial instruments in the financial management of the company and risk management, emphasizing trends in the global financial markets, as well as providing key skills, including practical skills in applying different financial management and risk management methods..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To provide the students with advanced theoretical knowledge and modern state-of-the-art knowledge about corporate finance, risk management, investment, financing and dividend policy and decision process, providing students with the competences and skills necessary for the implementation of corporate finance and risk management functions. To assess topical trends in corporate finance and risk management, to provide key competences, incl. practical skills in application of financial management theories, understanding of investment decisions, financing decisions, corporate reorganization, risk management.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student should be able to discuss the role and purpose of the financial management function; - Work in study semester 5% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Question is to be included into exam
Student should be able to assess and discuss the impact of the economic environment on financial management; - Work in study semester 5% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Individual and group work. Question is to be included into exam.
Student should be able to discuss and apply working capital management techniques; - Work in study semester 5% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Individual and group work. Question is to be included into exam.
Student should be able to carry out effective investment appraisal; - Work in study semester 5% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Individual and group work. Question is to be included into exam.
Student should be able to identify and evaluate alternative sources of business finance; - Work in study semester 5% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Individual and group work. Question is to be included into exam.
Student should be able to discuss and apply principles of business and asset valuation; - Work in study semester 10% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Individual and group work. Question is to be included into exam.
Student should be able to explain and apply risk management techniques in business. - Work in study semester 5% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Individual and group work. Question is to be included into exam.
Student should be able to explain corporate dividend policy, calculate dividends, discuss dividend payout terms. - Work in study semester 5% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Individual and group work. Question is to be included into exam.
Student is capable to evaluate results of corporate reorganization, and state the reorganization effect on the corporate value. Student is capable to analyze decision making process of reorganization. - Work in study semester 5% of total evaluation. Case study analysis. Individual and group work. Question is to be included into exam.
Exam - Assignments and questions regarding theoretical topics and practical issues covered. Exam will make 50% of total evaluation.
Course prerequisites Course is based on knowledge acquired in the bachelor's studies.

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