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2020/2021  MA-MMBSO1014U  Investment Analysis, Risk Management and Finance

English Title
Investment Analysis, Risk Management and Finance

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics
Course coordinator
  • Bent Petersen - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Finance
  • Accounting
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 02-07-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Analyse and explain the main accounting reports and be able to calculate main performance measure ratios from these reports
  • Conduct a complete investment appraisal for an investment project
  • Identify the role of and the types of financing
  • Compare the tools available for risk management, like swaps, futures, forward contracts, options etc. and how they can be applied in shipping
  • Explore and resolve an issue and reflect on the assumptions and consequences of the chosen assumptions or tools.
Investment Analysis, Risk Management and Finance:
Exam ECTS 5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 2
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course presents the basic theory and practical applications of methods of investment analysis (capital budgeting), some basic principles of financial accounting and performance measurements. The course introduces theories and methods of risk management with a discussion of how to apply the methods in practice. It also covers discussions on empirical material related to the functions of financial markets and the financing of the firm. The presentation of case studies covers financing of ships and shipping companies.

Description of the teaching methods
The course is very interactive and will combine lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations. Participants are requested to read the compulsory reading identified in the programme. Overall the teaching format relies heavily on the integration of real issues from participants and other companies.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written and oral exams have been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Sessions 35 hours
Preparation and Exam 102,5 hours
Last updated on 02-07-2020