Financial Management and Strategy

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Lessons schedule:

  • Thursday, 5pm - 7pm (Room, D. M. Ritchie)
  • Friday, 9am - 11am (Room, D. M. Ritchie)
  • 3rd time slot

Students Office hours:

  • Thursday from 1pm to 2pm, at first floor lobby.

This course analyzes the different dimensions of the financial structure of firms and its relation to the business strategy, constituted for example by the lunch an innovative product, entry in a new market, R&D projects, start-ups, etc. The goals of the course are the following:

  • What investment strategies to adopt in the long run;
  • What financial sources to use for sustaining those investment strategies;
  • How manage the cash flow in the short term in order to evade the payment due dates.

  • Introduction to corporate finance and accounting
  • Financial statements and cash flow
  • Financial statements analysis and financial models
  • Discounted cash flow valuation
  • Net present value and other investment rules
  • Making capital investment decisions
  • Capital structure: risk analysis and real options

Course Slides

  • slide 1st lesson

Reference books

  • Corporate Finance, Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe, Mc Graw Hill, 2009 ISBN 0073382337, for the 9e edition only the chapters from one to seven.

Exam Dates during 2016

  • June 6th
  • June 13th
  • June 20th
  • July 4th
  • July 11th
  • Sept 19th

Exam rules:

  • The exam is in written form with possibility of integration with an oral discussion.

Exam Results

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