IUF739 Strategic Financial Management

Code IUF739
Name Strategic Financial Management
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Business Management and Administration
Faculty
Academic staff Nataļja Lāce
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Strategic financial management is focused on investment and financing decisions that are needed to achieve the strategic goals of companies. The following issues are studied in details: investment and financial decisions; financial strategies; risk analysis that is associated with capital value increase; global economic environment and global financial management; compliance with ethical and social responsibility standards in financial management..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to 1) provide students with knowledge of strategic financial decisions, that add value to a company and 2) develop skills that allow them to adapt to factors that influence strategic financial decisions. Students will develop the following competences: ability to analyze and evaluate financial information; ability to prepare reports with an assessment of the possible consequences of strategic decisions; ability to identify suitable sources of funding, assess their risks and costs; evaluate potential investment decisions and strategies; understand the impact of global business environment on a company's operations and evaluate potential consequences.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to analyze and evaluate financial information. - Prepare for discussion according to the proposed issues. Report (3 - 5 pages) and 5 min. presentation. The lecturer evaluates the content of the report and the presentation during the lecture and gives comments. This is a prerequisite for admission to the exam. 10% of the final grade.
Students are able to prepare reports with an assessment of the possible consequences of strategic decisions. - Case study analysis, presentation of results. This is a prerequisite for admission to the exam. 10% of the final grade.
Students are able to identify suitable sources of finance, assess their risks and costs. - Case study analysis, presentation of results. This is a prerequisite for admission to the exam. 10% of the final grade.
Students understand the impact of the global business environment on a company's operations and are able to assess the possible consequences. - Individual study, presentation of results. This is a prerequisite for admission to the exam. 10% of the final grade.
Students are able to study and analyze corporate social responsibility as a systemic phenomenon, critically evaluate the results of corporate social responsibility in the system of modern organizations. - Prepare for discussion according to the proposed issues. Report (3 - 5 pages) and 5 min. presentation. The lecturer evaluates the content of the report and the presentation during the lecture and gives comments. This is a prerequisite for admission to the exam. 10% of the final grade.
Exam - 1) Theoretical part: Questions on understanding of the theory and its application to company's activities; 2) Practical part: Case study analysis. 50% of the final grade.
Course prerequisites The subject is based on the knowledge acquired at the bachelor study, as well as in the subjects IUF733 Financial Economics, IUF738 Corporate Finance.

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