Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021

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Course title Financial Analysis and Risk Management
Course code EBC1048
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 12-4-2021 28-5-2021 X X
Level no level
Coordinator Peter Schotman
For more information: p.schotman@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
* Students learn about the basic principles of corporate financial decisions and the functioning of financial markets.
* Students will be able to read and interpret financial information.
* Students can judge investment proposals.
* Students can reflect on the contents of articles in the financial press.
* Students learn about shareholder value and the interaction with other stakeholders in the firm.
* Students present solution of small cases.
Description
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of finance. Students learn about basic concepts such as discounting and risk. Using these concepts they learn about methods to value stocks and bonds, about tools for guiding investment decisions by firms, and about models for how investors allocate their capital. Apart from these analytical tools the course also covers institutional aspects regarding the functioning of financial markets and the role of intermediaries such as banks. The final part of the course provides an introduction to options as a financial instrument for risk management. For companies, real options add flexibility to manage the risk of investment projects.

Formative assessment: Tasks and cases, computational exercises
Summative assessment: Exam, participation
Instructional approach: Lectures and tutorials
Literature
ISBN: 9781292304281
TITLE: Corporate Finance, plus MyFinanceLab with Pearson eText, Global Edition
AUTHOR: Berk & De Marzo
EDITION: 5th edition / 2019
Prerequisites
Keywords
Teaching methods PBL / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Business Analytics Year 1 Compulsory Course(s)