Finance I (FIN-I 7.5)

Course description

The ability to assess the value of investments and financial assets, and thus the ability to discuss decisions, is an important aspect of business administration. FIN-I deals with quantitative methods in order to carry out this assessment. The course covers basic investment appraisal and simple evaluation of businesses and financial assets (e.g. stocks), taking into account the value of money at different times.

In addition to lectures, the course comprises voluntary accounting exercises and voluntary group exercises to be completed according to specific instructions.

Intended Learning Outcomes
The overall aim of the course is to introduce students to basic concepts and quantitative methods that can be used to discuss and solve problems relating to investment appraisal and financial management in businesses and other organisations. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. Identify and define basic concepts and methods used to assess the profitability of investment projects;
2. Identify and define basic concepts and methods of financing, such as risk analysis, portfolio theory, options, stocks, and bonds;

Skills and abilities
3. Apply and perform calculations on the basis of different types of valuation models and other financial models;
Judgement and approach
4. Evaluate information from quantitative decision models in relation to other conditions of importance to a company’s decisions on matters relating to investment;
5. Combine different financial models for making financial decisions.

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Course title:
Finance I
Semester: Spring term 2020
Study period: 4
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Undergraduate level (first cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: FE1103



Course coordinator:
Christina Gabrielsson
Teaching assistant:
Sara Tegstam
Head of course:
Iñaki Rodriguez Longarela
Iñaki Rodriguez Longarela
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