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Financial Management 2017/2018

  • 6 ECTS
  • Taught in English
  • Continuous Assessment

Objectives

At the end of the course the learner should be able to:
1. Criticize and compare different investment possibilities;
2. Explain, interpret and predict the various possible scenarios of investment;
3. Evaluate, sort, select and implement the possible scenarios for investment projects.

Recommended Prerequisites

Knowledge in the financial and accounting areas.

Teaching Metodology

A mixed method is applied, combining theoretical exposition with active participation of learners, while debate and argumentation are encouraged, as well as self-learning and research capabilities through the analysis of scientific papers on the topics under study. Self-analysis and collective discussion are privileged so as to consolidate knowledge acquired from case studies.

Body of Work

1 - Different Types of Investment
2 - Financial cash-flows and Decision Criteria 3 - Funding and Cost of Capital
4 - Sensitivity Analysis
5 - Conflict situations
6 - Development of an Investment Project

Recommended Bibliography

Bierman, H., & Smidt, S. (2006). Advanced capital budgeting: Refinements in the economic analysis of investment projects. London: Routledge.
Kurowski, L., & Sussman, D.. (2011). Investment project design: A guide to financial and economic analysis with constraints. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Soares, I., Moreira, J., Pinho, C., & Couto, J. (2011). Decisões de investimento: Análise financeira de projectos. (2a Edição). Lisboa: Sílabo.

Complementary Bibliography

Bierman, H., & Smidt, S. (2006). The capital budgeting decision: Economic analysis of investment projects. (9th Edition). London: Routledge.
Damodaran, A. (2001). Corporate finance: Theory and practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Ross, S.A., Westerfield, R.W., & Jaffe, J. (2012). Corporate finance. (10th Edition). New York, NY: McGraw- Hill.

Weekly Planning

Week 1 - Presentation of the contents, goals, bibliography and methodology. Different Types of Investment Week 2 - Financial cash-flows
Week 3 - Decision Criteria
Week 4 - Funding and Cost of Capital
Week 5 - Sensitive Analysis
Week 6 - Conflict situations. Written test.
Week 7 - Development of an Investment Project
Week 8 - Development of an Investment Project
Week 9 - Development of an Investment Project
Week 10 - Presentation and collective discussion of the learners work

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Objective 1, "To criticize and compare different investment possibilities", is promoted from the initial syllabus contents: "Different types of Investment", "Financial Cash-flows and Decision Criteria", and "Funding and the Cost of Capital". Purpose 2, "To explain, interpret and predict the various possible scenarios of investment", is achieved by lecturing the contents of points 4 and 5- "Sensitivity Analysis" and "Conflict Situations". Regarding the two last goals, "Evaluate, sort, select and implement the possible scenarios for investment projects", and “Development of an investment project”, it will be developed an academic work, supported on an investment project elaborated by the students.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Objective 1, "To criticize and compare different investment possibilities", is promoted from the initial syllabus contents: "Different types of Investment", "Financial Cash-flows and Decision Criteria", and "Funding and the Cost of Capital". Purpose 2, "To explain, interpret and predict the various possible scenarios of investment", is achieved by lecturing the contents of points 4 and 5- "Sensitivity Analysis" and "Conflict Situations". Regarding the last goal, "Evaluate, sort, select and implement the possible scenarios for investment projects" it will be developed an academic work, supported on an investment project elaborated by the students.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Adapting to new situations  
Commitment to effectivenessYes 
Commitment to qualityYes 
Creativity  
Ethical and responsible behaviour  
Event organization, planning and management  
Information and learning managementYes 
Initiative and entrepreneurship capabilityYes 
Problem-solvingYesYes
Relating to others  
TeamworkYesYes
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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