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Financial Management (5 cr)

Code: HB00CK34-3001

General information


Enrollment

01.08.2024 - 24.08.2024

Timing

28.08.2024 - 04.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face

Unit

School of Business

Campus

Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • English

Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business

Teachers

  • Shabnamjit Hundal

Teacher in charge

Shabnamjit Hundal

Groups

  • HBI24VSLV
    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,Leonard De Vinci, (Bachelor's)
  • HBI24VSN
    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, EM Normandie (Bachelor's)
  • HBI24VKK
    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Kedge Business School
  • HBI23S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
  • HBI24VS
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business, vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies
  • HBI22S1
    Degree Programme in International Business
  • HBI24VSIGS
    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, IGS Business
  • 28.08.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 04.09.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 11.09.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 18.09.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 25.09.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 02.10.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 09.10.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 23.10.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 30.10.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 06.11.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 13.11.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 20.11.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 27.11.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001
  • 04.12.2024 12:15 - 14:15, Financial Management HB00CK34-3001

Objective

The course aims to help you understand, explore, and analyze multiple financial aspects in the corporate sector. The emphasis is on understand conceptual aspects, and their practical applications from the point of view of investors, and finance managers, in the field of corporate risk management, quantitative financial analysis, investment analysis, corporate finance, international finance, accounting information analysis, strategic management accounting, financial forecasting, financial institutions and markets, personal finance, etc.

At the end of the course you will develop the following COMPETENCES:
1. Learning to learn-
You develop critical and analytical mindset that helps you to study and review existing knowledge in the light of relevant learning resources and learning methods; incentivizes you to acquire new knowledge; and develops your intellectual capabilities to seek conclusions and draw inferences in various contexts.
To achieve this competence, you will:
– learn to formulate relevant questions and seek information,
-review relevant theoretical, and empirical literature to comprehend diverse perspectives and evaluate, and interpret arguments and counter-arguments,
-understand new developments in your field of study and make informed decisions based thereon.
- acquire the researcher’s mindset to problematize, explore and understand real-life phenomena especially in the academic track system.
2. Proactive development-
You develop solutions in the light of current as well as anticipated situations and challenges in business by applying knowledge, critical reasoning and analytical skills. You ensure that these solutions are feasible, relevant, creative, user-friendly, and sustainable as well as underline active cooperation amongst different actors.
To achieve this competence, you will:
- apply existing knowledge and utilize relevant research methods including digital technology in development projects,
-interpret new evidence in the light of existing body of knowledge, make comparisons and draw inferences,
- express your intellectual contribution through scientific or professional writings,
-understand utility, creativity, viability, scalability, and sustainability of new solutions.

3. Internationality and multiculturalism-
You work in multicultural and international environments and networks in order to develop knowledge and communication skills as well as develop empathy and appreciation for other cultures. You communicate responsibly and effectively in English through written, verbal, non-verbal and digital formats individually as well as a team member in diverse settings.
To achieve this competence, you will:
-be familiar with the impact of your cultural background on your actions and be able to effectively and productively function in your work community that explicitly recognizes the relevance of multiculturalism,
-demonstrate meaningful intercultural teamwork, including the roles of leadership and conflict resolution, in order to develop creative solutions carrying multicultural underpinnings,
-be able to experience group learning and share best practices in international settings,
- learn to communicate ideas and solutions effectively in the context of various subjects, multiple purposes, and a wide range of audience both individually as well as in a group,
- initiate and engage constructive dialogues among relevant stakeholders to accomplish desired goals for multiple purposes and communicate ideas and solutions to a wide range of audience including both individuals and groups,
-learn to be ‘active listener’ to understand diverse perspectives, and points of view in accurate, unbiased, and critical manner,
-learn various aspects of digital media.
4. Ethics-
You benchmark and demonstrate ethical and responsible conduct according to the well-established principles, norms and best practices laid down by relevant national and international bodies and organisations.
To achieve this competence, you will:
-understand and apply the well-established principles of responsible conduct in research, and problem solving,

-adhere to the principles of equity, equality, and non-discrimination,

-take responsibility for your own actions and their consequences and reflect on them in accordance with the relevant ethical principles, norms, and practices,

- develop realization of diversity and accessibility in your actions.

5. Sustainable development-
You develop an understanding, vision, and appreciation for sustainability that affect personal, and professions lives, local communities, and global society at large. You study and explore linkages between multiple aspects of sustainability and business.

To achieve this competence, you will:

-understand the concept and principles of sustainable development in the context of business,

-recognize sustainability challenges and their consequences for businesses, local communities, and global society,

-use your accumulated knowledge and skills to create and implement sustainable solutions to solve business problems.

IB competence:
6. Responsible international business management-
You develop your intellectual capabilities to seek conclusions and draw inferences in an international environment to become responsible manager. You develop creative and insightful solutions to solve complex business problems both in the present and the future with explicit emphasis on local and international standards of ethics, responsibility, and sustainability and implications on various stakeholders.
To achieve this competence, you will:
-study developments in your discipline in the international learning milieu and understand various aspects of responsible business management including global business trends and competitive landscape.
-derive and interpret new evidence and compare them with the existing body of knowledge in the global context to draw useful inferences,
- critically assess the implications of actions and decision of the international organisations.
-understand the impact of the of the actions and decisions on the community, in general, and specific stakeholders, in particular.
-understand core aspects of people management in the international business environment.


Furthermore, you can identify, outline, master, analyze, and synthesize the core financial concepts at the firm-level as well as global level with respect to financial structure, fundamentals of risks and return, dynamics of wealth management and asset prices, investment appraisal, sustainable finance, the board of directors dynamics, etc. You are encouraged to analyze the core financial concepts and to synthesize them into coherent financial information and its implications.

You can gather, analyze, and apply financial data, for example in the context of portfolio management and capital structure, and make interpretations and draw inferences by applying diverse and interdisciplinary knowledge. You will outline and evaluate the key patterns and trends in the asset portfolios; and interpret and infer diverse financial aspects in the light of dynamic global business environment comprising investors’ background, institutional settings, attitudes and behaviors of investors, policies, rules, regulations, technical specifications, and legal practices. You will also develop your intellectual skills concerning micro, and macro-financial policies from the multiple stakeholders’ perspectives and understand the major variables that make up the financial structure of the firms and their interactions with the corporate strategic decision-making and business operations. You will understand and underpin the factors emanating from the financial activities of the firms and global financial developments, risks and challenges, that affect business operations, strategies, and planning. By doing so, you can enhance your decision-making skills by finding solutions based on your findings, concerning financial management in the context of complex business scenario.

You will be able to work, cooperate and coordinate your classmates who hail from diverse cultural backgrounds. You will enhance your teamwork skills, the spirit of ownership of responsibilities, and making distribution of tasks in the equitable manner as well as motivate and encourage other group members and learn from each other.

Content

Corporate risk management, quantitative financial analysis, investment analysis, corporate finance, firm leverage and cost of capital, international finance, accounting information analysis, corporate valuation, investment appraisal, strategic management accounting, financial forecasting, sustainable finance, wealth management, behavioral finance, financial technology (FINTECH), financial scandals, executive remuneration financial institutions and markets etc.

Location and time

Autumn-Spring semester of each academic year

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Course Material:
Lecture slides, case studies, spreadsheets, textbooks, research articles, videos, assignments, online resources etc. Please check learning platform on regular basis.

Core books
-Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers and Franklin Allen, Principles of Corporate Finance, 13th Edition (2019). The McGraw-Hill.
- Stephen Ross and Randolph Westerfield and Jeffrey Jaffe and Bradford Jordan, Corporate Finance, 12th Edition (2018). The McGraw-Hill.
- Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo, Corporate Finance, 5th Edition (2020). Pearson.

Other books
-Mark Grinblatt and Sheridan Titman, Financial Markets & Corporate Strategy
- Glen Arnold, Corporate Financial Management
- Stephen Lofthouse, Investment Management
- Jeff Madura, International Financial Management
-Or any other text on introductory Financial Management


On-line sources
• https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeZf5FUwF9LrvdnjXhiCGKQ/videos
The above channel is run by the lecturer himself.
• https://www.investing.com/indices/uk-100-historical-data
• https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/
• https://finance.yahoo.com/
• http://www.nasdaqomxnordic.com
• http://www.worldbank.org/
• http://www.oecd.org/
• https://www.bloomberg.com
• https://www.reuters.com/finance
• https://www.bbc.com/news/business
• http://ssrn.com
• http://www.imf.org
• http://www.ifc.org

Teaching methods

In-classroom and occasionally online. This is an in-classroom course. Attendance is mandatory. Unauthorized absences exceeding two can lead to removal from the course.

Exam schedules

At the end of each semester.

International connections

Projects in collaboration with international partner universities. Possibility of corporate projects.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

Accreditation (replacement and inclusion)
Recognition of informal learning
Studification

Further instructions can be found in the Degree Regulations and in the Bachelor's Degree study guide.

Student workload

You will be required to required to invest 135 hours approximately and the break up of the total time is as below:
Lectures: 40 hours
Workshop: 15 Hours
Assignment Preparations: 20 Hours
Examination Preparations: 50 Hours
Miscellaneous: 10 Hours

Further information

Exchange and Study Abroad students: 30 (included in the total capacity)

Evaluation scale

0-5

Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

Items of Assessment:

1. Assignment 1 (50%): Group Assignment (4-5 students) including report (word), calculations (excel) and presentation

2. Written Exam (50%): Exam will be held

How learning will be assessed:
The general criteria of the competences of the Bachelor's Degrees awarded by Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences.
The learning outcomes of individual courses are assessed in relation to the objectives of the course concerned. Assessment is based on knowledge, skills and competence in accordance with the National and European Qualifications Framework, level 6.

You will get a grade of ‘one' or 'two' if you are able to demonstrate a basic level of evidence in the following competences:
Proactive development
Responsible international business management
Sustainable development
Responsible international business management
Ethics and
Internationality and multiculturalism

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

Items of Assessment:

1. Assignment 1 (50%): Group Assignment (4-5 students) including report (word), calculations (excel) and presentation

2. Written Exam (50%): Exam will be held

How learning will be assessed:
The general criteria of the competences of the Bachelor's Degrees awarded by Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences.
The learning outcomes of individual courses are assessed in relation to the objectives of the course concerned. Assessment is based on knowledge, skills and competence in accordance with the National and European Qualifications Framework, level 6.

You will get a grade of ‘three' of 'four' if you are able to demonstrate a good level of evidence in the following competences:
Proactive development
Responsible international business management
Sustainable development
Responsible international business management
Ethics and
Internationality and multiculturalism

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Items of Assessment:

1. Assignment 1 (50%): Group Assignment (4-5 students) including report (word), calculations (excel) and presentation

2. Written Exam (50%): Exam will be held

How learning will be assessed:
The general criteria of the competences of the Bachelor's Degrees awarded by Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences.
The learning outcomes of individual courses are assessed in relation to the objectives of the course concerned. Assessment is based on knowledge, skills and competence in accordance with the National and European Qualifications Framework, level 6.


You will get a grade of ‘five’ if you are able to demonstrate an excellent level of evidence in the following competences:
Proactive development
Responsible international business management
Sustainable development
Responsible international business management

and good level of Ethics and Internationality and multiculturalism

Qualifications

First year studies or Financial Accounting and Management Accounting completed

Further information

You will learn, understand, explore, and analyze multiple financial aspects in the corporate sector. Conceptual aspects, and their practical applications will be discussed from the point of view of investors, and finance managers, in the field of corporate risk management, quantitative financial analysis, investment analysis, corporate finance, international finance, accounting information analysis, strategic management accounting, financial forecasting, financial institutions and markets, personal finance etc.