[ 990ADFIINFK13 ] KS International Finance

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Robert Breitenecker 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Program Global Business - Russia/Italy 2020W
Objectives This course provides a detailed examination of key theoretical and practical issues in finance. Major topical areas include the measurement of risk and return, cost of capital, equity and corporate valuation, accounting for financial management, analysis of financial statements, financial control of corporations, and sources of finance. The objectives of the course are to develop the financial and analytical skills, logical thought processes and information literacy necessary to make and implement strategic corporate financial decisions in a global environment.
Subject Class 1: Introduction to the master course Corporate Finance: What is corporate finance?
Accounting for financial management
Brigham/Daves, Ch. 1
Vernimmen, Ch. 1
Brigham/Daves, Ch. 7
Vernimmen, Ch. 2, 3, 4, 5,13

Class 2: Risk and return
Stock valuation
Brigham/Daves, Ch. 2
Brigham/Daves, Ch. 3
Brigham/Daves, Ch. 5

Class 3: Determining the Cost of Capital
Corporate Valuation and value-based management
Brigham/Daves, Ch. 10
Brigham/Daves, Ch. 11

Class 4: Analysis of financial management
Vernimmen, Section I, Part One (fundamental concepts in financial analysis)23

Class 5: Financial control of corporate
Sources of finance raising
Vernimmen, Section II, Part Three (financial securities)

Criteria for evaluation There will be one cumulative final exam. Final examination is closed books/notes. Any formulary as support for the exam is not permitted.
Methods Study of the various topics will be conducted through lectures and case analyses.
Business cases will be discussed in class. Students are expected to have read the assigned material before class. Student participation and questions are strongly encouraged.
Language English
Study material Brigham and Daves, Intermediate Financial Management, Tenth Edition, Thomson-Southwestern, 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-324-59469-0)
Vernimmen, P., Corporate Finance, Second Edtion, John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-470-72192-6)
Changing subject? No
Further information The course is especially designed for students of the Troika program.
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority