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2013/2014  BA-HAS_FI  Finance

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Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Fourth Quarter
The course is offered from spring 2015
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Bjarne Florentsen - Department of Finance (FI)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
Last updated on 02/04/2014
Learning objectives
With Corporate Finance Theory as context the student is expected to be able to:
  • Identify, explain, discuss and apply the core concepts, models and methods
  • Calculate, interpret and compare financial prices, returns and costs
  • Elaborate, present and discuss solutions for financial decision problems
Course prerequisites
The course is only offered for students in the BSc SEM program.
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Exam guidelines:
The written exam takes place on CBS computers
• Graphs can be written by hand
• Students have access to their personal files (S-drive on CBS network)
• Students do NOT have access to Internet, LEARN, and other services from CBS (except their personal S-drive on CBS network)
• Students are not allowed to bring personal electronic devices to the exam, except a non-programmable calculator.
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 2 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Additional allowed aids
  • Allowed bodies of laws
  • Allowed calculators
  • Allowed dictionaries
  • Books and compendia brought by the examinee
  • Notes brought by the examinee
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure
The course covers the core aspects of Corporate Finance theory. Special focus is on capital budgeting, financial instruments, portfolio theory and, capital structure decisions. The course provides a financial background in Finance for a professional career based on the bachelor degree as well as for further academic studies.
Teaching methods
The pedagogical method is a combination of lectures, exercises and an individual home work assignment. A satisfactory high outcome of the exercises requires an active participation with basis in the literature and the lectures. The home work assignment is an integrated part of the learning process and not only a part of the exam.
Student workload
Lectures, exercises, preparation for class and exam 204 hours
exam 2 hours
Expected literature
Brealey, Myers and Marcus, Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 7th edition (or newer), McGraw-Hill, or another well acknowledged Corporate Finance textbook for a first course in Corporate Finance. Supplemental materials will be available on Learn or as in hard copy.
Last updated on 02/04/2014