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2014/2015  BA-BPOLO1397U  Strategic Investments and Finance (Managerial Economics II)

English Title
Strategic Investments and Finance (Managerial Economics II)

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Michael Hedegaard - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 02-07-2014
Learning objectives
  • Describe and rationalize the different models and theories in the entire syllabus, including the basic assumptions behind these models and theories.
  • Describe and discuss knowledge regarding the situations where these models and theories can be used.
  • Analyze, foresee, and discuss the relevant and non-relevant facts in relation to the definite business economic as well as practical problem formulation.
  • Generally and specifically identify, analyze and problem-solve, using professional vocabulary, methods, theories, and models.
  • Apply personal problem-solving methods in relation to theory and practice and reflect over personal problem-solving and results in a self-critical manner.
Managerial Economics II:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
Individual oral exam (20 minutes per student) based on a written group report (max. 30 standard pages) and the course curriculum, including topics covered in Managerial Economics I. A group must consist of 3-5 students.
Size of written product Max. 30 pages
Assignment type Report
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Re-exam when the ordinary exam is failed, is an individual oral exam (20 minutes per student) based upon the same group report with a 3-page supplement.
Make-up exam for students who participated in writing the group report but were ill at the oral exam is an individual oral exam (20 minutes per student) based on the same group report.
Make-up exam for students when ill during writing the report is an individual oral exam (20 minutes per student) based on an individual written report on max. 5 pages.
Course content and structure
Progressing from the topics covered in the first semester, the second semester covers the following topics: Optimizing under Different Market Forms, Decision Situations and Restrictions: The objective is to set up conditions and assumptions regarding optimizing under different market forms, decision-making situations and restrictions. Further students’ should be able to use this background information to set up relevant optimizing scenarios and models. Cash-flow Establishing, Uncertainty and Evaluating the Investments’ Profitability: The objective is to establish and evaluate cash flows and the uncertainty regarding this matter. Further it is to use this knowledge as a foundation while setting up relevant investment calculus used in deciding on an investment’s profitability. Basics in Capital Raising and the Evaluation of Possible Financing Methods: The objective is to explain the basics within raising capital, and set up a calculus used for evaluating different financing alternatives.
Teaching methods
Lectures, workshops and exercises
Last updated on 02-07-2014