the course focuses on the role of Finance and the main financial decisions taken in a company, namely investments, financial structure and risk management. We analyze the mechanisms of value assessment in the firm, since value creation represents the main target underlying every financial decision. We develop our analysis using some of the main theories of financial economics, such as: investment assessment and valuation, portfolio and risk management. This allows the students to apply some of the main theories of finance in a corporate context.
Being a financial oriented course, in a master in management, it is important to establish the relationship between the financial and the other corporate decisions in the company (e.g. managerial, organizational, strategic, etc.). We will try to achieve this goal, during the course and with the use of real or realistic cases of different projects and companies and how they integrate financial and strategic decisions in the corporation.
Upon completion of the financial part, the student will be able to:
- Identify the main financial decisions of a firm and explain the mechanisms of value creation;
- Make well informed financial decisions in terms of investment and financial decisions and risk management.
- Understand the important interactions between corporate financial decisions and the other managerial decisions.