Financial Management and Strategy

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Lessons schedule:

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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

Exam rules:

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

Exam Results

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