Principles of Finance (FIN-I(E))

Course description

Finance is a subject in business studies which applies different branches of science such as Economics and Mathematics. The understanding of Finance is important in modern societies and economies because financial markets allocate societies’ resources by distributing financial excesses to those participants in the economy, which can make the most profitable and productive use of the resources.

The Principles of Finance course provides the initial introduction to the functioning of financial market, financial intermediaries and pricing of investments. The course consists of seminars, lectures and a group project.

Intended Learning Outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to introduce the students to financial markets, financial analysis, financial management and international finance. Upon completion of the course, students shall be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. Explain the basic principles of financial systems and banking.

Skills and abilities
2. Apply theory to financial decision making.
3. Analyse empirical data using financial analysis methods.
4. Construct an argumentative text based on the comparison of theoretical concepts and interpretation of empirical data.

Judgement and approach
5. Reflect the importance of the financial sector in relation to the economy as a whole.

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Course title:
Principles of Finance
Semester: Autumn term 2019
Study period: 4
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Undergraduate level (first cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: fe1102



The number of places available is limited.


Course coordinator:
Oskar Sjölander
Teaching assistant:
Felicia Berglund
Sara Tegstam
Head of course:
Tor Brunzell
Tor Brunzell
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