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2012/2013  BA-HAS_FIMA  Finance Management

English Title
Finance Management

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn, Spring
Changes in schedule may occur.
Monday: 11:40 - 14:25, week 36-40
Wednesday 9.50-12.35, week 36-40
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Max. participants 120
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Lise Lyck - Department of Marketing
Secretary Jeannett Zola Andersen - jza.marktg@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Finance
Last updated on 16-04-2013
Learning objectives
The course’s development of personal competences:
  • The student shall master the main models within financial management
  • The student shall master and understand financial ratios
  • The students shall gain knowledge and understanding on how to make basic financial analysis of competitors
  • The student shall be able to apply the instruments of financial management
  • The student shall be able to evaluate and calculate investments in a corporation
  • The student shall master capital budgeting
  • The student shall be able to apply financial management in a context of national as well as international competitors, state intervention, and technological challenges
  • Objectives: To give the students a basic introduction to finance management both theoretically and applied to business in the service sector.
  • Learning purposes to achieve: To gain knowledge of the core concepts and basic models related to the course and to be able to apply the models and financial tools.
The course is part of the BSc in Business Administration & Service Management at CBS. However, students from other universities can take this course as an elective according to the prevailing rules. The students must document a level in English equal to TOEFL 575 and a level in mathematics equal to Danish level B.
Finance Management:
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term, Exam period for the fall course is planned tentative planned for week 48,49.
Exam period for the spring course is tentative planned for week’s 18-19.
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 20 Minutes
20 min oral exam based on miniproject. A mini project of 10 pages and an individual oral exam of 20 minutes. The topic for your mini project must be approved by Jørgen Vinding.

The hand in time and place will be announced at e-campus by the electives office.  You must hand in 3 copies of the mini project.
Approximately 5 minutes will be used for a short introduction to the mini project.
The grade will be based on an overall impression of the student’s academic qualifications within the following areas: The written project, the presentation and discussion of the project and the answers to questions within the curriculum.

Re-examination is held according to the same examination regulations as the regular examination. Re-examination is based on the mini project + a supplementary piece – a 5 page critique of the mini project itself and of the presentation at the regular oral exam including suggestions of improvement. Questions from Curriculum should be expected.
Course content

The course focuses on:

  • The scope and environment of financial management
  • Valuation of financial assets
  • Capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Managing for shareholder value
  • Corporate restructuring
Teaching methods
Teaching is based on lectures, case analyses and discussions. Active participation by the students is a must.
Expected literature

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance with MyFinanceLab, 2/E - Global Edition
BY: Jonathan Berk, Peter DeMarzo & Jarrad Harford
May 2011 - ISBN: 9780273753551

Last updated on 16-04-2013