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2014/2015  BA-BSEMV1020U  Finance Management

English Title
Finance Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Autumn, First Quarter, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 120
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Lise Lyck - Department of Marketing (Marketing)
Secretary Jeannett Zola Andersen - jza.marktg@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
Last updated on 20-06-2014
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.
Course prerequisites
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.
English language skills equal to B2 level (CEFR) is recommended
Oral exam based on mini project:
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 Group exam, max. 3 students in the group
20 min oral exam based on miniproject. A mini project of max. 10 standard 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.
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Project
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
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Closed Book
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Re-take examinations are given as an individual oral exam based on the written product handed in for the regular examination, as well as a supplementary piece – a max. 5 standard 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.
Make-up examination is held according to the same examination regulations as the regular examination which is an individual oral exam based on a written product max. 10 standard pages.
Course content and structure

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.
Further Information
Changes in course schedule may occur.

Class XA: Tuesday 11.40-14.15 and Thursday 11.40-14.15, week 36-41.
Class CB: Monday 14.25-17.00 and Friday 11.40-14.25, week 36-41.
Expected literature

Johathan Berk, Peter DeMarzo & Jarrad Harford Fundamentals of Corporate Finance with MyFinanceLab
2/E Global Edition

Please note Changes may occur. The teacher will upload the final reading list prior to the course starts.

Last updated on 20-06-2014